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Orange County
  • County in California

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade D
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade A+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Orange County is located in California with a population of 3,168,044. In Orange County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Orange County and residents tend to have moderate political views.

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Population
3,168,044

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$679,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,854
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    130.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    80.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    323
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,471
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    279.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    national  12%

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