Orange County, North Carolina Population 2020

Orange County, North Carolina's estimated population is 150,161 with a growth rate of 1.40% 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
2020150,1612,0671.40%
2019148,0942,0671.42%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White106,53574.53%
Black or African American16,55711.58%
Asian11,1067.77%
Two or More Races4,2412.97%
Some Other Race3,7072.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native7840.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%

Orange County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Orange County, North Carolina Median Age

34.7


Total

34


Male

35.4


Female

Orange County, North Carolina Adults

There are 114,412 adults, (18,364 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina Age Dependency

48.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

74,751

52.30%

Male

68,187

47.70%

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
Married82.7%17.3%
All61.9%38.1%
Male49.9%50.1%
Female45.7%54.3%
Non Family41.5%58.5%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,5292.5161.9
Married25,1993.1282.7
Non Family20,6431.5341.5
Female4,7783.1345.7
Male1,9093.3249.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orange County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2273.63%
9th to 12th Grade3,2513.66%
High School Graduate13,18214.82%
Some College12,18613.70%
Associates Degree5,9046.64%
Bachelors Degree22,10224.85%
Graduate Degree29,09132.71%

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White64,66062,42041,307
Black10,4019,1712,701
Asian6,5586,1234,931
Hispanic5,8423,3381,396
Other Race1,752852221
Multiple Races1,4411,385815
Native American495450154
Islander88

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 75.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,099$50,231$39,275
Less Than High School$21,978$24,474$17,786
High School Grad$28,348$30,833$25,960
Some College$34,459$40,110$29,828
Bachelors Degree$46,443$53,449$41,001
Graduate Degree$73,176$101,394$56,545

$44,099

Average Earnings

$50,231

Average Male

$39,275

Average Female

Orange County, North Carolina Language

Orange County, North Carolina Language by Age

Orange County, North Carolina Language

82.95% of Orange County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 17.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.44% of the population.

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White91,62410,49911.46%
Black15,1053,06420.28%
Hispanic11,1122,01218.11%
Asian10,1951,39113.64%
Multiple3,68467618.35%
Other3,63446912.91%
Native76017022.37%

13.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.22%

Male Poverty Rate

14.45%

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 22.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is White, with 11.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.41%
High School13.78%
Some College8.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.14%
Male Unemployed33.43%
Female Employed11.45%
Male Employed5.96%

Orange County, North Carolina Income

Orange County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,211$107,834
Families$96,664$137,577
Married Families$116,018$157,362
Non Families$38,516$60,175

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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

5,736

Number of Veterans

5,138

Male Veterans

598

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,982
First Gulf War1,353
Second Gulf War1,025
Korea389
World War II204
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,622
35 to 541,341
75+1,200
55 to 641,189
18 to 34384
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5945.27%
Black9897.32%
Hispanic1421.90%
Indian5710.58%
2 or More411.68%
Asian370.44%
Other100.45%
Hawaiian8100.00%

$Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Employment Status

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, North Carolina 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

43.83%

Born in North Carolina

86.72%

Native Born

13.28%

Foreign Born

7.60%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.72% of Orange County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 43.83% having been born in North Carolina. 7.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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