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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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 1,290,216. Orange County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Orange County, 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
1,290,216

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Orange County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    362.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    149.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    706.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,324.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    356.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Orange County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,586
National
$55,322

Orange County Reviews

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There's a good variety of things to do in Orange County with it being in Orlando, but almost everything around revolves around tourists. The place to hang out is on International Drive which means it's constantly crowded and full of tourists trying to explore Orlando, which is great, but we need more places for the locals to hang out, separate from the tourist areas. Also, almost every school is overcrowded, needs to be fixed.
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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!
Fun Area, Lots of things to do, some stuff very far away with traffic. I have lived here my whole life and its very fun to be so close to the theme parks. I spend every summer with my friends at the water parks and at Disney. There are a few downfalls like 417 and I4 with the tolls and the amount of traffic. You have to leave your house almost an hour early to get to class on time but it is worth it when you make enough money to get from place to place. I think once all the construction is done this area will be 10 times more beautiful than it has ever been. My favorite part is the school systems. The staff and teachers really care about what we are learning and make sure that we know not only how to apply that to our everyday lives but that it makes sense for us now.