Orange, California Population 2019

Orange is located in Orange County, California roughly 3 miles north of Santa Ana, the county seat, and 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange is somewhat unique for the region, due to a large number of the homes in its Old Town District having been built prior to 1920. Many neighboring cities in the region decided to demolish such houses in the 1960s, yet Orange decided against, instead preserving them. Orange County is California's second most populous county and part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area with a combined population of more than 13 million. In 2019, Orange has an estimated population of 140,500.

Diversity

Of the foreign-born population in Orange County, about half are from Latin America and about 35% are from Asia. Mexicans alone account for 40% of the foreign-born population.

History

The first European settlement in the area was built in 1776 in Alta California, New Spain. 25 years later in 1801, José Antonio Yorba was granted land which he named Rancho San Antonio. This large rancho included modern-day Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Olive, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

The land comprising Alta California was ceded to the U.S. after the Mexican-American War in 1848. A townsite under the name Richland was set up to build an irrigation spot along the Santiago Creek to bring water down from the canyon.

In 1873, an application was sent for a post office. The town was refused a post office as there was one under the same name Richland in California near Sacramento. This is when the town's name was changed to Orange.

The small town of Orange was incorporated in April of 1888, and at the time earned the nickname Plaza City, as it was the only city in the county built around a plaza. It was then the first developed town site to be served by the California Southern Railroad when the United States’ transcontinental rail line made it to Orange County.

Orange saw its first major boost to the population at the turn of the century due to rising demand for California citrus fruit. Like the majority of cities in Orange County, the local economy was shaped by the agriculture industry.

Population Growth

In 1900, just 2 years after Orange’s incorporation in 1888, the population stood at 1,216. This would grow steadily, at a respectable rate, until around the 1950s, when a second real estate boom saw increased development.

Due in part to the large freeway system that connected Los Angeles with its outlying areas like Orange, large housing developments grew from the 1950s to the early 1970s, and continue to do so, albeit at a decreased pace. The population of Orange had increased by over 700% in this time, going from slightly over 10,000 in 1970 to 77,365 in 1970.

Orange County's population growth has slowed dramatically in recent years and is now far slower than the national pace (https://www.ocregister.com/2019/04/18/orange-county-adds-6018-people-as-population-growth-slows-to-one-third-the-national-pace/).

Orange, California's estimated population is 139,484 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Orange, California is the 42nd largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5500.53 people/mi² (2123.76 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35.2 years, 34.3 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 44,250 households in the city, with an average size of 3.12 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%, with a median rent of $1651/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $604,300.

The median income for households in Orange, California is $83,500, while the mean household income is $107,415.

Orange Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orange Ca was:

  • White: 70.36%
  • Other race: 12.72%
  • Asian: 11.61%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
LatLng(33.7878, -117.8531)
Rank in State42nd
StateCalifornia
CountyOrange County
Time ZonePacific Time Zone
Land Area (km²)65.68 (25.36 mi²)
Water Area (km²)1.13 (0.44 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID653980
Density (km²)2,123.76
Density (mi²)5,500.53
Area Code(s)657 / 714
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018139,484-616-0.44%
2017140,100-334-0.24%
2016140,4341210.09%
2015140,3131,1240.81%
2014139,189-516-0.37%
2013139,7056350.46%
2012139,0708630.62%
2011138,2071,4451.06%
2010136,7627,8940.60%
2000128,86818,2101.54%
1990110,65819,2081.92%
198091,45014,0851.69%
197077,36550,92111.33%
196026,44416,41710.18%
195010,0272,1262.41%
19407,901-165-0.21%
19308,0663,1825.14%
19204,8841,9645.28%
19102,9201,7049.16%
19001,2163503.45%
18908661872.46%
18806790.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White98,713
Some Other Race17,841
Asian16,286
Two or More Races4,423
Black or African American2,145
American Indian and Alaska Native728
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander153

Orange Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Orange Ca Median Age

35.2


Total

34.3


Male

35.9


Female

Orange Ca Adults

There are 109,450 adults, (16,351 of whom are seniors) in Orange Ca.

Orange Ca Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange Ca Sex Ratio

Female

70,367

50.16%

Male

69,922

49.84%

Orange Ca Households and Families

Orange Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orange Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
All57%43%
Non Family43.9%56.1%
Female39.8%60.2%
Male38.9%61.1%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,6253.1257
Married23,0423.6369.6
Non Family11,4801.643.9
Female5,5863.839.8
Male2,5173.8938.9

3.52

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orange Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,4538.07%
9th to 12th Grade7,0497.64%
High School Graduate18,19619.71%
Some College20,84922.58%
Associates Degree7,1017.69%
Bachelors Degree21,23223.00%
Graduate Degree10,43811.31%

Orange Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,65043,66418,580
Hispanic31,87720,7275,087
Asian11,81710,5666,723
Other Race10,5486,6451,262
Multiple Races1,7731,679811
Black1,3351,244473
Native American473357113
Islander11411467

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 58.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,379$47,544$37,904
Less Than High School$21,997$25,662$16,993
High School Grad$31,233$34,836$25,667
Some College$41,725$49,040$36,292
Bachelors Degree$61,223$76,751$50,551
Graduate Degree$83,000$96,192$74,425

$42,379

Average Earnings

$47,544

Average Male

$37,904

Average Female

Orange Ca Language

Orange Ca Language by Age

Orange Ca Language

59.19% of Orange Ca residents speak only English, while 40.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.25% of the population.

Orange Ca Poverty

Orange Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic52,9378,63216.31%
White59,9185,7799.64%
Other17,3653,44519.84%
Asian15,8171,65210.44%
Multiple4,24556913.40%
Black1,7531337.59%
Native70611115.72%
Islander13796.57%

12.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.05%

Male Poverty Rate

13.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange Ca is Other, with 19.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange Ca is Islander, with 6.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.05%
High School11.80%
Some College6.20%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.27%
Male Unemployed21.22%
Female Employed6.62%
Male Employed6.13%

Orange Ca Income

Orange Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,500$107,415
Families$91,927$116,951
Married Families$107,735$134,212
Non Families$50,281$71,368

Orange Ca Marital Status

Orange Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange Ca Married by Age and Sex

Orange Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Orange Ca Marital Status by Race

Orange Ca Veterans

4,778

Number of Veterans

4,430

Male Veterans

348

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,767
First Gulf War780
Second Gulf War643
Korea630
World War II370
Age Group Veterans
75+1,371
65 to 741,220
35 to 54984
55 to 64829
18 to 34374

Orange Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1125.22%
Hispanic7521.95%
Asian2621.96%
Black1347.88%
Other1291.04%
2 or More1024.15%
Hawaiian2013.07%
Indian193.14%

Orange Ca Veterans by Education

6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange Ca Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Orange Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.58%

Born in California

76.09%

Native Born

23.91%

Foreign Born

12.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.09% of Orange Ca residents were born in the United States, with 58.58% having been born in California. 12.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.