Orange County, North Carolina Population 2021

Orange County, North Carolina's estimated population is 149,468 with a growth rate of 0.33% 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 133,981 and has seen a growth of 11.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021149,4684960.33%
2020148,9724960.33%
2019148,4764960.34%
2018147,9804,3543.03%
2017143,6268260.58%
2016142,8001,5021.06%
2015141,2989770.70%
2014140,3219240.66%
2013139,3971,5801.15%
2012137,8172,9922.22%
2011134,8258440.63%
2010133,98140,13042.76%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.33%
County Website
Founded
1752
County Seat
2010 Population
133,981
Growth Since 2010
11.56%
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Orange County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White109,19575.39%
Black or African American16,56211.44%
Asian11,3637.85%
Two or More Races3,8962.69%
Some Other Race2,9912.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native8200.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%
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Orange County, North Carolina Population by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Orange County, North Carolina Median Age

34.8


Total

34.1


Male

35.4


Female

Orange County, North Carolina Adults

There are 116,319 adults, (19,403 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina Age Dependency

49.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

75,632

52.22%

Male

69,204

47.78%

Orange County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Orange County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All62.6%37.4%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female50.3%49.7%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orange County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,3762.4962.6
Married25,8173.1183.2
Non Family21,3821.5241.2
Female4,5113.2450.3
Male1,6663.3353.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Orange County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0263.36%
9th to 12th Grade3,5183.91%
High School Graduate12,28113.64%
Some College11,75513.06%
Associates Degree5,6776.31%
Bachelors Degree23,22725.80%
Graduate Degree30,54233.93%
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Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White65,43563,13043,015
Black10,3339,0723,035
Asian6,7796,2815,085
Hispanic5,9443,5771,863
Other Race1,544762282
2+ Races1,3301,284784
Native American464386105
Islander99

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 75.01%.

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,860$52,008$40,118
Less Than 9th Grade$23,622$25,140$17,762
High School Graduate$29,716$30,495$28,816
Some College$34,834$39,622$27,380
Bachelors Degree$46,961$54,384$41,484
Graduate Degree$73,492$101,702$57,534

$45,860

Average Earnings

$52,008

Average Male

$40,118

Average Female

Orange County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orange County, North Carolina Language by Age

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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 7.18% of the population.

Orange County, North Carolina Language

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White92,65410,49211.32%
Black15,1013,14620.83%
Hispanic11,4232,50421.92%
Asian10,3621,58015.25%
Multiple3,41361518.02%
Other2,91532311.08%
Native790415.19%

13.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.12%

Male Poverty Rate

15.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orange County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 21.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orange County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.61%.

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.31%
High School13.84%
Some College9.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.65%
Male Unemployed34.38%
Female Employed11.51%
Male Employed6.35%

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orange County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,723$111,542
Families$104,981$144,331
Married Families$122,986$161,924
Non Families$38,537$60,823
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Income by Household Type

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

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5,441

Number of Veterans

4,855

Male Veterans

586

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,917
Second Gulf War1,271
First Gulf War1,255
Korea270
World War II123

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,529
35 to 541,173
75+1,123
55 to 641,094
18 to 34522

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3334.85%
Black9026.71%
Native American9315.55%
Hispanic811.06%
Asian780.90%
2+ Races210.94%
Islander888.89%
Other Race60.30%

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Orange County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Orange County, North Carolina 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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43.27%

Born in Orange County, North Carolina

86.83%

Native Born

13.17%

Foreign Born

7.22%

Non Citizen

5.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.83% of Orange County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 43.27% having been born in North Carolina. 7.22% 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

  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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