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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Orange County is located in New York with a population of 378,174. Living in Orange County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orange County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Orange County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Orange County are highly rated.
Population
378,174

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,187
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    65
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    189
    500
  • Theft
    1,547
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Orange County Reviews

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I love this area their is many dining and shopping stores locally. I have had a great experience with the Pine Bush School District the teachers are very loving and caring towards their students. The only thing I dislike is how expensive it is to rent in this area other than that it’s fabulous!
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Monroe is a great area for families to reside. There is a lot of cultural diversity. Locals are friendly. Monroe has the best schools around and the children are receiving the highest education. There are various different places available for entertainment such as the town library, movie theater and ponds. Surrounding areas with great hiking and night life are not too far. Overall just a wonderful place to raise a family and enjoy life.
Orange County is a small area that has multiple issues. Accidents are more common than not and everyone knows each others business. You can not go anywhere without running into someone you know. Mall is pretty cool especially with recent updates.