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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Orange County is located in Florida with a population of 1,256,055. Orange County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Orange County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orange County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Orange County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Orange County are above average.
Population
1,256,055

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Orange County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    417
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    130
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,033
    500
  • Theft
    3,078
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    341
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,391
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Orange County Reviews

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I have lived in Orange County on-and-off throughout my life. I love living here. There is a place for everyone, if you know where to look. I will raise my children here as well. The traffic is kind of terrible, and there are a few areas to stay away from. But mostly, this is a wonderful area full of great people!
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I've spent my entire life in Orlando Florida and their is no other place like this! There is warm weather year round, friendly people, and delicious food. Where else can you enjoy the beach in early February? Also, our winter clothes are always on sale, so if your visiting you can shop around for things to take back home with you.
Orange County is an interesting place to live. There are so many subdivisions that one could drive a couple miles down a busy thoroughfare and suddenly feel as if you have been transported away to a rural town. I like this type of living because I prefer to have a little more space, away from the busy buzz of the road. However, I also like to have my modern conveniences, as one would living in a big city. In a way it's the best of both worlds.
Beside these things, there are beautiful trees all over the county, plenty of lakes and natural areas to enjoy, and for those who like entertainment, this is the place for it! Hello, Walt Disney World, shopping galore, food from around the world, and so much more!