Orange County, California Population 2023

Orange County, California's estimated 2023 population is 3,240,017 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 7.63% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Orange County, California Population 2023

Population by Race

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 2023

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

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, California Sex Ratio

Female1,605,76850.65%
Male1,564,57749.35%

Orange County, California Population by Age

Orange County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.51

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orange County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.95%.

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

12.24%

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 Other, with 20.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is White, with 7.81% 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

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Orange County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orange County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orange County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

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

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orange County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105,193

Number of Veterans

98,230

Male Veterans

6,963

Female Veterans

Orange County, California Veterans by War

Orange County, California Veterans by Age

count

Orange County, California Veterans by Race

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5%

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

52.9%

Born in Orange County, California

70.01%

Native Born

29.46%

Foreign Born

12.73%

Non Citizen

16.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.01% of Orange County, California residents were born in the United States, with 52.9% having been born in California. 12.73% 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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