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Orange, California - Basic Facts

The City of Orange had a population of 143,309 as of July 1, 2017. Orange ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Orange is located at latitude 33.787 and longitude -117.8613 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orange (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Orange (GNIS ID: 2411325) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Orange is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orange population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orange: Richland.

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Orange, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143,309
Daytime Population: Workers 102,586
Daytime Population: Residents 72,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 175,404
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 136,388
Population in Familes 111,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,921
Population Density2 5,651
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $82,660
Average Household Income $111,856
Per Capita Income $36,343


Total Housing Units 46,592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,669 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,194 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,730 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $598,723
Average Home Value $645,660


Total Households 44,862
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 32,284
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.66%
Households 0.43% 0.58%
Families 0.42% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Orange, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orange to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 42 97th
Population Density # 202 87th
Diversity Index # 437 71st
Median Household Income # 320 79th
Per Capita Income # 460 70th

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