Orange, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Orange, California - Basic Facts

The City of Orange had a population of 142,780 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orange: Richland.

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Orange, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 142,780
Population in Households 136,025
Population in Familes 112,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,755
Population Density2 5,631
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $84,965
Average Household Income $116,502
Per Capita Income $37,800


Total Housing Units 46,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,021 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,718 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,996 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $640,062
Average Home Value $735,942


Total Households 44,739
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 32,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.59%
Households 0.35% 0.53%
Families 0.34% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 # 204 87th
Diversity Index # 434 72nd
Median Household Income # 346 77th
Per Capita Income # 460 70th

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