Orange County, North Carolina Population 2024

154,211

Orange County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 154,211 with a growth rate of 1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orange County, North Carolina is the 20th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 133,985 and has seen a growth of 15.1% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029163,5461,8671.15%
2028161,6791,8671.17%
2027159,8121,8671.18%
2026157,9451,8671.2%
2025156,0781,8671.21%
2024154,2111,8671.23%
2023152,3441,8671.24%
2022150,4771,8671.26%
2021148,6105,0273.5%
2020143,583-4,609-3.11%
2019148,1921630.11%
2018148,0294,4053.07%
2017143,6247750.54%
2016142,8491,4000.99%
2015141,4491,0170.72%
2014140,4329610.69%
2013139,4711,6011.16%
2012137,8703,0172.24%
2011134,8538680.65%
2010133,985
199093,85116,79621.8%
198077,05519,34833.53%
197057,70714,73734.3%
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%
187017,5075603.3%
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%
179012,216-151,330-92.53%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.23% (1,867)
County Website
Orange County
County Seat
2010 Population
133,985
Area
398 mi²
Density
387 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
15.1% (20,226)
Founded
1752

Orange County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White105,17172.07%
Black or African American15,94910.93%
Asian11,3837.8%
Two or more races8,2245.64%
Other race4,0842.8%
Native American1,0740.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander340.02%
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orange County, North Carolina Population by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Orange County, North Carolina Median Age

36.2

Total

36.1

Male

36.3

Female

Orange County, North Carolina Adults

There are 117,893 adults, (22,449 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female76,03152.1%
Male69,88847.9%

Orange County, North Carolina Population by Age

Orange County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All55,5342.4264.735.3
Married27,4743.0485.614.4
Non Family22,1181.4541.158.9
Female4,3233.253.446.6
Male1,6192.9863.136.9
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3

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orange County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.29%.

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,219

Average Earnings

$60,783

Average Male

$47,346

Average Female

Orange County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orange County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Orange County, North Carolina Language

83.93% of Orange County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 16.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.85% of the population.

Orange County, North Carolina Language

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White92,7889,75310.51%
Black14,1362,69519.06%
Hispanic12,2142,25418.45%
Asian9,5921,06511.1%
Multiple8,05787110.81%
Other3,91354213.85%
Native1,04813112.5%
Islander343397.06%
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12.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.89%

Male Poverty Rate

14.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is Islander, with 97.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is White, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.14%.

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.23%
High School15.38%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%
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Orange County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.63%
Male Unemployed33.56%
Female Employed9.62%
Male Employed4.86%
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Orange County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orange County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Orange County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,842

Number of Veterans

5,264

Male Veterans

578

Female Veterans

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Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Orange County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Orange County, North Carolina 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

42.46%

Born in Orange County, North Carolina

87.74%

Native Born

12.26%

Foreign Born

6.24%

Non Citizen

6.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.74% of Orange County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 42.46% having been born in North Carolina. 6.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Orange County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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