Orange County, California Population 2022

Orange County, California's estimated population is 3,222,341 with a growth rate of 0.55% 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 3,010,232 and has seen a growth of 7.05% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
189013,5890.00%
190019,6966,10744.94%
191034,43614,74074.84%
192061,37526,93978.23%
1930118,67457,29993.36%
1940130,76012,08610.18%
1950216,22485,46465.36%
1960703,925487,701225.55%
19701,420,390716,465101.78%
19801,932,710512,32036.07%
19902,410,560477,85024.72%
20103,010,232599,67224.88%
20113,027,90817,6760.59%
20123,045,58417,6760.58%
20133,063,26017,6760.58%
20143,080,93617,6760.58%
20153,098,61217,6760.57%
20163,116,28817,6760.57%
20173,133,96417,6760.57%
20183,151,64017,6760.56%
20193,169,31617,6760.56%
20203,186,98917,6730.56%
20213,204,66517,6760.55%
20223,222,34117,6760.55%
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Orange County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,826,96057.63%
Black or African American54,0611.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native15,5520.49%
Asian667,53421.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9,4970.30%
Some Other Race379,65211.98%
Two or More Races217,0896.85%
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Orange County, California Population by Race

Orange County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Orange County, California Median Age

38.3


Total

36.9


Male

39.6


Female

Orange County, California Adults

There are 2,472,630 adults, (468,842 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, California.

Orange County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,605,768

50.65%

Male

1,564,577

49.35%

Orange County, California Population by Age

Orange County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Orange County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.6%32.4%
All57.2%42.8%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Male44.1%55.9%
Female43.7%56.3%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orange County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,040,0013.0157.2
Married566,9203.6167.6
Male55,3773.7944.1
Female119,8433.6843.7
Non Family297,8611.4345.4

3.51

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Orange County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade166,1917.61%
9th to 12th Grade138,5016.34%
High School Graduate376,24817.24%
Some College430,40519.72%
Associates Degree171,1047.84%
Bachelors Degree575,86626.38%
Graduate Degree324,54114.87%
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Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian483,357427,330267,936
White975,724942,716485,625
Black38,43935,46114,256
2+ Races110,07793,69040,090
Islander6,9006,2911,662
Native American10,5617,9692,219
Hispanic627,514417,369105,148
Other Race230,525134,00328,474

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.43%.

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,482$54,744$41,006
Less Than 9th Grade$25,941$30,065$20,497
High School Graduate$33,726$38,797$29,055
Some College$43,086$50,724$36,756
Bachelors Degree$67,002$81,997$54,527
Graduate Degree$93,165$109,341$79,743

$48,482

Average Earnings

$54,744

Average Male

$41,006

Average Female

Orange County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orange County, California Language by Age

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Orange County, California Language

54.84% of Orange County, California residents speak only English, while 45.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.54% of the population.

Orange County, California Language

Orange County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,056,947142,74813.51%
Black52,5066,76912.89%
Asian660,65572,74211.01%
Native15,3211,58010.31%
Islander9,2979169.85%
White1,249,58286,3276.91%
Other60,626NaN%
Multiple214,40517,5698.19%

10.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.19%

Male Poverty Rate

11.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is Hispanic, with 13.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is Multiple, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.32%.

Orange County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.72%
High School11.67%
Some College7.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.22%
Male Unemployed18.98%
Female Employed5.17%
Female Unemployed20.73%

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orange County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$94,441$127,056
Families$106,451$140,765
Married Families$123,356$158,215
Non Families$61,236$84,202
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Income by Household Type

Orange County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Orange County, California 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, California Marital Status by Race

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Orange County, California Marital Status

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105,193

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War18,019
First Gulf War15,947
Vietnam36,709
Korea11,841
World War II5,315

Orange County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349,719
35 to 5419,973
55 to 6414,629
65 to 7426,519
75+34,353

Orange County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White81,3195.56%
Black4,2119.65%
Native American6395.29%
Asian10,2201.91%
Islander7229.30%
Other Race3,9321.43%
2+ Races4,1503.10%
Hispanic15,5902.06%

Orange County, California Veterans by Race

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

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6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, California Employment by Age

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Orange County, California Employment by Race

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Orange County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.18%

Born in Orange County, California

70.38%

Native Born

29.62%

Foreign Born

12.79%

Non Citizen

16.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.38% of Orange County, California residents were born in the United States, with 53.18% 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 Asia.

Orange County, California Place of Birth

  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

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