Orange County CA Information


Orange County Subdivisions

Orange County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,124,130
Population in Households 3,080,521
Population in Familes 2,550,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 43,609
Population Density1 3,952
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 1,026,508
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 733,654
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,080,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587,454 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 439,054 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,336 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $573,787
Average Home Value $626,814


Median Household Income $77,676
Average Household Income $106,158
Per Capita Income $35,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.82%
Households 0.64% 0.85%
Families 0.67% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Orange County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orange County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 17 69th
Median Household Income # 5 93rd
Per Capita Income # 9 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.