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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Orange is a city in California with a population of 140,289. Orange is in Orange County. Living in Orange offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orange there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Orange and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Orange are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$604,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,651
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Orange 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
    97.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,242.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Orange

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,500
National
$55,322
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Orange Reviews

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My family and I have lived in the City of Orange for nearly 5 years. The City itself is quaint with lots of old time charm. One of our favorite pass times is frequenting the many eateries and retail places in Old Town Orange. So many places, so little time. The International Food Festival in Old Town occurs ever year over Labor Day weekend. Anyone who is anyone in the City attends this festival; an event NOT to be missed! Many new types of business are popping up, but the older established community is somewhat resistant to the modern style changes. There is a decent balance of eateries and entertainment. The best part about living in Orange is that it is close to so many places and things to do: The Beach. Disneyland. Knott's Berry Farm. Hollywood.
The cost of living in the City of Orange is off the map. A basic, 3 BR 2 Ba single family home rents for well over $3,000/month. A $3,000 rent payment is barely affordable. The cost to purchase the same would be > $600K.
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What I like about Orange is that its a very comforting city that makes everyone feel at home. It has a plaza that many people that live here enjoy and brings attention to others to explore the area. I enjoy the weather because the warmth is always pleasant. I would say orange is a divorce area which makes it a very welcoming place to live. I also like that it is very easy to walk from place to place especially because everything is so close. However, it has gotten very crowded and a bit overpopulated it is still very open to everyone.
I love the balance of the Old Town area, with its rich history in historic older homes and the beautiful architecture, the commitment of the City to preserve these areas, and, on the other end of the spectrum, new developments in housing and businesses. The businesses and colleges in our City are invested in creating a comfortable, family atmosphere, yet striving ahead in research and community development in many aspects.
The only thing that I believe needs some change is some of the public schools that are lacking in funding or support to keep up their facilities.