Orange County, North Carolina Population 2022

Orange County, North Carolina's estimated population is 149,964 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 11.93% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179012,2160.00%
180016,3624,14633.94%
181020,1353,77323.06%
182023,4923,35716.67%
183023,9084161.77%
184024,3564481.87%
185017,055-7,301-29.98%
186016,947-108-0.63%
187017,5075603.30%
188023,6986,19135.36%
189014,948-8,750-36.92%
190014,690-258-1.73%
191015,0643742.55%
192017,8952,83118.79%
193021,1713,27618.31%
194023,0721,9018.98%
195034,43511,36349.25%
196042,9708,53524.79%
197057,70714,73734.30%
198077,05519,34833.53%
199093,85116,79621.80%
2010133,98140,13042.76%
2011134,8258440.63%
2012137,8172,9922.22%
2013139,3971,5801.15%
2014140,3219240.66%
2015141,2989770.70%
2016142,8001,5021.06%
2017143,6268260.58%
2018147,9804,3543.03%
2019148,4764960.34%
2020148,9724960.33%
2021149,4684960.33%
2022149,9644960.33%
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Orange County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White110,10875.23%
Black or African American16,36411.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native7250.50%
Asian11,5647.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
Some Other Race2,3581.61%
Two or More Races5,2343.58%
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Orange County, North Carolina Population by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Orange County, North Carolina Median Age

35.1


Total

34.5


Male

35.5


Female

Orange County, North Carolina Adults

There are 117,853 adults, (20,600 of whom are seniors) in Orange County, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Orange County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

76,685

52.40%

Male

69,669

47.60%

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
Married83.5%16.5%
All63.8%36.2%
Female51%49%
Male49.2%50.8%
Non Family42%58%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orange County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,2222.5263.8
Married26,6853.1183.5
Male1,8003.2949.2
Female4,4223.2851
Non Family20,3151.5242

3.08

Average Family Size

2.52

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 Grade2,7933.06%
9th to 12th Grade3,5883.93%
High School Graduate11,44912.54%
Some College11,79512.92%
Associates Degree6,1126.70%
Bachelors Degree23,79226.06%
Graduate Degree31,75334.79%
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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
Asian6,9836,4755,361
White66,34564,02644,332
2+ Races1,8731,7641,064
Hispanic5,9893,6232,048
Black10,2569,2032,950
Other Race1,295631293
Native American39734284
Islander11

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 76.77%.

Orange County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,528$52,315$41,049
Less Than 9th Grade$23,207$30,634$15,168
High School Graduate$30,908$32,685$30,316
Some College$33,009$37,939$28,211
Bachelors Degree$47,366$53,136$42,460
Graduate Degree$75,633$100,411$58,175

$46,528

Average Earnings

$52,315

Average Male

$41,049

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

84.01% of Orange County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 15.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.84% 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
Hispanic11,6292,22119.10%
Black14,7282,47116.78%
Multiple4,83573215.14%
Asian10,4561,37313.13%
White93,5159,89610.58%
Native689476.82%
Other307NaN%

12.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.96%

Male Poverty Rate

14.63%

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 19.10% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.68%.

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.06%
High School12.46%
Some College8.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.90%

Orange County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.40%
Male Unemployed29.09%
Female Employed10.34%
Female Unemployed48.55%

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$74,803$114,769
Families$104,734$145,740
Married Families$121,914$162,266
Non Families$40,837$62,419
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Income by Household Type

Orange County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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 55-64, 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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5,553

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,201
First Gulf War1,234
Vietnam1,961
Korea291
World War II119

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34459
35 to 541,177
55 to 641,182
65 to 741,426
75+1,309

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4474.92%
Black8446.31%
Native American8217.83%
Asian1251.38%
Other Race70.42%
2+ Races481.68%
Hispanic690.89%

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orange County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

4%

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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42.08%

Born in Orange County, North Carolina

87.31%

Native Born

12.69%

Foreign Born

6.54%

Non Citizen

6.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.31% of Orange County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 42.08% having been born in North Carolina. 6.54% 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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