Orange County, North Carolina Population 2019

Orange County, North Carolina's estimated population is 143,960 with a growth rate of 0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orange County, North Carolina is the 19th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018146,0272,0671.44%
2017143,9609690.68%
2016142,9911,6121.14%
2015141,3791,0460.75%
2014140,3339290.67%
2013139,4041,5751.14%
2012137,8293,0142.24%
2011134,8158290.62%
2010133,98640,13542.76%
199093,85116,79621.80%
198077,05519,34833.53%
197057,70714,73734.30%
196042,9708,53524.79%
195034,43511,36349.25%
194023,0721,9018.98%
193021,1713,27618.31%
192017,8952,83118.79%
191015,0643742.55%
190014,690-258-1.73%
189014,948-8,750-36.92%
188023,6986,19135.36%
187017,5075603.30%
186016,947-108-0.63%
185017,055-7,301-29.98%
184024,3564481.87%
183023,9084161.77%
182023,4923,35716.67%
181020,1353,77323.06%
180016,3624,14633.94%
179012,2160.00%

Orange County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White105,901
Black or African American16,509
Asian10,893
Two or More Races4,173
Some Other Race3,700
American Indian and Alaska Native622
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

Orange County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Orange County, North Carolina Median Age

34.2


Total

33.5


Male

34.9


Female

Orange County, North Carolina Adults

There are 113,240 adults, (17,381 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina Age Dependency

47.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

74,214

52.33%

Male

67,598

47.67%

Orange County, North Carolina Households and Families

Orange County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orange County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All61.8%38.2%
Female48.7%51.3%
Male48%52%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,1602.5261.8
Married25,3173.1281.8
Non Family20,2741.5441.2
Female4,8773.1748.7
Male1,6923.348

3.06

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orange County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2973.77%
9th to 12th Grade3,1873.64%
High School Graduate13,27315.16%
Some College12,12913.86%
Associates Degree5,2586.01%
Bachelors Degree22,59225.81%
Graduate Degree27,79331.75%

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White63,78161,47740,792
Black10,2059,0062,678
Asian6,3885,9284,741
Hispanic5,7823,3851,386
Other Race1,790877258
Multiple Races1,4971,384806
Native American33026698
Islander1010

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 asian people with a rate of 74.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,061$49,064$37,680
Less Than High School$21,771$24,075$17,304
High School Grad$27,944$31,112$25,664
Some College$34,316$37,252$29,786
Bachelors Degree$45,407$53,165$39,700
Graduate Degree$71,199$96,205$55,620

$43,061

Average Earnings

$49,064

Average Male

$37,680

Average Female

Orange County, North Carolina Language

Orange County, North Carolina Language by Age

Orange County, North Carolina Language

83.54% of Orange County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 16.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.40% of the population.

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White91,56710,89011.89%
Black15,1753,11920.55%
Hispanic11,0632,26520.47%
Asian10,0201,41114.08%
Multiple3,57066218.54%
Other3,46056716.39%
Native57716228.08%

14.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.53%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is Native, with 28.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is White, with 11.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.71%
High School12.49%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.40%
Male Unemployed29.71%
Female Employed12.52%
Male Employed6.79%

Orange County, North Carolina Income

Orange County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,522$101,601
Families$91,655$130,480
Married Families$109,490$148,796
Non Families$37,536$53,952

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Orange County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans

5,932

Number of Veterans

5,317

Male Veterans

615

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,005
First Gulf War1,500
Second Gulf War958
Korea466
World War II255

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6135.34%
Black1,1468.61%
Hispanic1862.52%
Asian680.83%
Indian6816.83%
2 or More200.75%
Other90.40%
Hawaiian857.14%

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Orange County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Durham 2284962630163452015.11%
Chapel Hill 572345924620123.52%
Carrboro195882126516778.56%
Mebane 1137214117274524.14%
Hillsborough614265684266.94%
  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