Orange County, California Population 2018

Orange County, California's estimated population is 3,190,400 with a growth rate of 1.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orange County, California is the 3rd largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20173,190,40058,1891.86%
20163,132,211-45,492-1.43%
20163,177,70317,1270.54%
20153,160,57623,8260.76%
20143,136,75023,1010.74%
20133,113,64928,2630.92%
20123,085,38631,9211.05%
20113,053,46536,3491.20%
20103,017,116606,56025.16%
19902,410,556477,84724.72%
19801,932,709512,32336.07%
19701,420,386716,461101.78%
1960703,925487,701225.55%
1950216,22485,46465.36%
1940130,76012,08610.18%
1930118,67457,29993.36%
192061,37526,93978.23%
191034,43614,74074.84%
190019,6966,10744.94%
189013,5890.00%

Orange County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White1,974,749
Asian602,013
Some Other Race362,842
Two or More Races118,598
Black or African American51,519
American Indian and Alaska Native12,938
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9,552

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Orange County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Orange County, California Median Age

37.3


Total

36


Male

38.6


Female

Orange County, California Adults

There are 2,411,802 adults, (413,452 of which are seniors) in Orange County, California.

Orange County, California Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,585,524

50.62%

Male

1,546,687

49.38%

Orange County, California Households and Families

Orange County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orange County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.6%32.4%
All57.2%42.8%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Male41.9%58.1%
Female41.8%58.2%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orange County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,017,0123.0457.2
Married557,9683.6367.6
Non Family283,1971.4246.2
Female121,6313.6941.8
Male54,2163.8741.9

3.53

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orange County, California Households

Orange County, California Education

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade182,3938.68%
9th to 12th Grade142,9796.81%
High School Graduate365,92317.42%
Some College438,17720.86%
Associates Degree163,4287.78%
Bachelors Degree520,75524.79%
Graduate Degree286,81713.65%

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White994,190957,551467,248
Hispanic595,853364,15482,560
Asian430,771378,669226,342
Other Race205,148111,00521,497
Multiple Races50,27844,91320,352
Black35,00232,66112,852
Native American8,3166,5791,495
Islander6,4215,8991,348

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.54%.

Orange County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,523$49,146$35,274
Less Than High School$20,675$24,201$15,997
High School Grad$29,491$32,146$24,097
Some College$40,171$45,906$33,966
Bachelors Degree$60,961$74,840$49,200
Graduate Degree$85,257$103,240$69,785

$41,523

Average Earnings

$49,146

Average Male

$35,274

Average Female

Orange County, California Language

Orange County, California Language by Age

Orange County, California Language

54.39% of Orange County, California residents speak only English, while 45.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.18% of the population.

Orange County, California Poverty

Orange County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,056,270200,67019.00%
White1,299,81394,7467.29%
Other357,66779,78922.31%
Asian596,38871,33911.96%
Multiple117,55013,21811.24%
Black50,0197,28014.55%
Native12,7582,25817.70%
Islander9,3221,48215.90%

12.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.55%

Male Poverty Rate

13.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is Other, with 22.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is White, with 7.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.03%.

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.74%
High School12.58%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.85%

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.73%
Male Unemployed24.21%
Female Employed6.50%
Male Employed6.05%

Orange County, California Income

Orange County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,145$106,952
Families$88,056$118,252
Married Families$103,616$134,026
Non Families$50,902$70,838

Orange County, California Marital Status

Orange County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, California Married by Age and Sex

Orange County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Orange County, California Marital Status by Race

Orange County, California Veterans

Orange County, California Veterans by War

120,558

Number of Veterans

113,164

Male Veterans

7,394

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam41,613
Korea16,395
First Gulf War16,098
Second Gulf War15,340
World War II10,490

Orange County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+36,400
65 to 7432,113
35 to 5423,306
55 to 6418,204
18 to 3410,535

Orange County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White99,9336.45%
Hispanic16,1882.22%
Asian8,5851.77%
Black4,87711.94%
Other3,1591.26%
2 or More2,8774.46%
Indian7157.19%
Hawaiian4125.41%

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, California Employment Status

Orange County, California Employment by Age

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, California Employment by Race

Orange County, California Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Orange County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Anaheim336440351043146034.34%
Santa Ana32479233421794252.90%
Irvine2119062661225421625.58%
Huntington Beach19103720065296155.03%
Garden Grove17096417485838942.28%
Fullerton13523514072154864.06%
Orange13643214050440722.98%
Costa Mesa11007811282227442.49%
Mission Viejo931129639632843.53%
Westminster896139156519522.18%
Newport Beach852198668814691.72%
Lake Forest774488324057927.48%
Buena Park806138315625433.15%
Tustin753018039550946.76%
Yorba Linda641936823540426.30%
Laguna Niguel629856532823433.72%
San Clemente634826530918272.88%
La Habra602816166413832.29%
Fountain Valley553605652911692.11%
Placentia508935222813352.62%
Aliso Viejo480525142433727.02%
Rancho Santa Margarita478554896911142.33%
Cypress478604890610462.19%
Brea391894247132828.37%
Stanton37827386448172.16%
San Juan Capistrano347063627615704.52%
Dana Point33293340127192.16%
Laguna Hills302583150912514.13%
Seal Beach24072244403681.53%
Laguna Beach22730231904602.02%
Laguna Woods16046162722261.41%
La Palma15526157742481.60%
Los Alamitos11409116362271.99%
Villa Park58225918961.65%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990