Orange County, California Population 2020

Orange County, California's estimated population is 3,179,950 with a growth rate of 0.29% 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
20183,185,9706,0200.19%
20173,179,9509,2400.29%
20163,170,71016,7500.53%
20153,153,96023,6400.76%
20143,130,32022,3100.72%
20133,108,01027,5900.90%
20123,080,42029,5500.97%
20113,050,87034,3101.14%
20103,016,560606,00025.14%
19902,410,560477,85024.72%
19801,932,710512,32036.07%
19701,420,390716,465101.78%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,950,90661.66%
Asian635,67220.09%
Some Other Race370,67911.71%
Two or More Races128,2894.05%
Black or African American54,7321.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native14,4660.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9,4420.30%

Orange County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Orange County, California Median Age

37.8


Total

36.5


Male

39


Female

Orange County, California Adults

There are 2,452,990 adults, (440,488 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, California.

Orange County, California Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,601,750

50.62%

Male

1,562,430

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
Married67.8%32.2%
All57.4%42.6%
Non Family46%54%
Female43.2%56.8%
Male41.5%58.5%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,032,3703.0257.4
Married564,6853.6167.8
Non Family290,6521.4346
Female121,7533.7143.2
Male55,2833.8441.5

3.51

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orange County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade176,7908.22%
9th to 12th Grade143,5506.67%
High School Graduate368,85817.14%
Some College436,93620.31%
Associates Degree167,7407.80%
Bachelors Degree553,41925.72%
Graduate Degree304,21914.14%

Orange County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White990,029955,506482,653
Hispanic614,500389,98891,884
Asian460,989405,214247,929
Other Race215,021119,92523,742
Multiple Races55,62949,72123,195
Black37,67234,92013,940
Native American9,5817,5291,876
Islander6,6696,1711,510

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,524$52,049$37,983
Less Than High School$23,071$26,669$17,647
High School Grad$31,200$35,383$26,231
Some College$41,212$48,053$35,539
Bachelors Degree$63,955$79,515$51,576
Graduate Degree$89,556$106,294$73,695

$44,524

Average Earnings

$52,049

Average Male

$37,983

Average Female

Orange County, California Language

Orange County, California Language by Age

Orange County, California Language

54.56% of Orange County, California residents speak only English, while 45.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.42% of the population.

Orange County, California Poverty

Orange County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,065,690174,35816.36%
White1,282,19094,2727.35%
Asian629,54374,66511.86%
Other365,99670,07119.15%
Multiple126,76611,0058.68%
Black53,2007,27113.67%
Native14,2481,90113.34%
Islander9,2941,31214.12%

11.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.61%

Male Poverty Rate

12.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is Other, with 19.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, California is White, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.33%
High School12.27%
Some College7.76%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.34%
Male Unemployed22.09%
Female Employed6.06%
Male Employed5.20%

Orange County, California Income

Orange County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$85,398$117,194
Families$97,050$129,916
Married Families$113,242$146,705
Non Families$54,818$77,174

Orange County, California Marital Status

Orange County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Orange County, California Marital Status by Race

Orange County, California Veterans

112,264

Number of Veterans

104,930

Male Veterans

7,334

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam39,744
Second Gulf War17,278
First Gulf War16,221
Korea13,650
World War II7,740
Name Veterans % of Total
White90,3525.85%
Hispanic16,0472.15%
Asian9,4701.84%
Black4,74910.92%
Other3,4431.32%
2 or More2,8644.09%
Indian7356.63%
Hawaiian6518.48%

$Orange County, California Veterans by Education

5.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, California Employment Status

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.24%

Born in California

69.81%

Native Born

30.19%

Foreign Born

13.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.81% of Orange County, California residents were born in the United States, with 52.24% having been born in California. 13.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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