Orange County, California Population 2024

3,121,138

Orange County, California's estimated 2024 population is 3,121,138 with a growth rate of -0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orange County, California is the 3rd largest county in California. The 2010 population was 3,016,376 and has seen a growth of 3.47% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,048,053-14,617-0.48%
20283,062,670-14,617-0.47%
20273,077,287-14,617-0.47%
20263,091,904-14,617-0.47%
20253,106,521-14,617-0.47%
20243,121,138-14,617-0.47%
20233,135,755-14,617-0.46%
20223,150,372-10,239-0.32%
20213,160,611-25,123-0.79%
20203,185,73414,8830.47%
20193,170,851-4,728-0.15%
20183,175,5791,4200.04%
20173,174,1599,8820.31%
20163,164,27715,3250.49%
20153,148,95222,4290.72%
20143,126,52321,2610.68%
20133,105,26226,5520.86%
20123,078,71028,5110.93%
20113,050,19933,8231.12%
20103,016,37600%
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%
189013,589-3,034,464-99.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.47% (-14,617)
County Website
Orange County
County Seat
2020 Population
3,185,734
Area
793 mi²
Density
3936 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.03% (-64,596)

Orange County, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,594,13750.21%
Asian688,90521.7%
Other race427,77513.47%
Two or more races381,05112%
Black or African American53,7531.69%
Native American19,7590.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander9,8470.31%

White

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orange County, California Population by Race

Orange County, California Population Pyramid 2024

Orange County, California Median Age

38.7

Total

37.6

Male

39.9

Female

Orange County, California Adults

There are 2,495,186 adults, (488,359 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, California.

Orange County, California Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, California Sex Ratio

Female1,597,21450.3%
Male1,578,01349.7%

Orange County, California Population by Age

Orange County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,066,2862.9356.543.5
Married572,6193.5667.532.5
Non Family312,1541.444.355.7
Female122,0703.6142.857.2
Male59,4433.534456

3.44

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orange County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade160,3887.3%
9th to 12th Grade129,0705.87%
High School Graduate379,31817.26%
Some College421,27319.17%
Associates Degree167,8107.64%
Bachelors Degree591,93726.93%
Graduate Degree347,88115.83%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White946,353914,971486,801
Hispanic642,469444,841119,235
Asian501,314447,000284,285
Other Race265,820169,19936,288
2+ Races214,503169,89569,731
Black37,37334,75514,230
Native American13,2659,5312,991
Islander7,0096,4191,596

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.71%.

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$56,751$66,187$47,396
Less Than 9th Grade$30,898$35,054$24,367
High School Graduate$39,159$45,131$33,312
Some College$49,485$58,002$41,545
Bachelors Degree$78,957$94,482$65,410
Graduate Degree$106,015$125,517$90,809

$56,751

Average Earnings

$66,187

Average Male

$47,396

Average Female

Orange County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orange County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Orange County, California Language

54.54% of Orange County, California residents speak only English, while 45.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.29% of the population.

Orange County, California Language

Orange County, California Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,063,284125,59711.81%
White1,210,10285,0757.03%
Asian679,96574,95211.02%
Other423,34257,50313.58%
Multiple376,41534,6779.21%
Black51,9846,75112.99%
Native19,4361,99910.29%
Islander9,7071,24412.82%

9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.75%

Male Poverty Rate

10.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is Other, with 13.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is White, with 7.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.67%.

Orange County, California Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.67%
High School12.03%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.16%
Male Unemployed19.78%
Female Employed4.81%
Male Employed3.66%

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orange County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$109,361$147,182
Families$124,132$164,097
Married Families$144,637$185,466
Non Families$69,626$96,287

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orange County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Orange County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Orange County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orange County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

94,517

Number of Veterans

88,166

Male Veterans

6,351

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam33,190
Second Gulf War18,784
First Gulf War15,353
Korea8,718
World War II3,126

Orange County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+31,252
65 to 7422,309
35 to 5418,548
55 to 6413,628
18 to 348,780

Orange County, California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White68,9935.33%
Hispanic15,4752%
Asian9,7521.75%
2+ Races6,3372.47%
Other Race4,8211.52%
Black3,3877.93%
Islander7209.25%
Native American5073.28%

Orange County, California Veterans by Race

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Orange County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Orange County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.68%

Born in Orange County, California

70.48%

Native Born

29.52%

Foreign Born

12.43%

Non Citizen

17.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.48% of Orange County, California residents were born in the United States, with 53.68% having been born in California. 12.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Orange County, California Place of Birth

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