A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$534,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,547
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Orange Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    44
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373
    525
  • Theft
    1,434
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    253
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,513
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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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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Orange is a great city within the "OC". It has its historical district (Old Town), hip spots, affluent parts and slum parts. Due to its increasing size, its has become much more of a bustling metro area rather than the nice little city it used to be. And the homeless population has increased significantly since our lame governor released thousands of prisoners. The police and fire departments and city resources are what I love most about this place. They have their hands full but are truly a community oriented resource and very friendly. Orange has a wonderful proximity to beaches, mountains, Disneyland, Angels Stadium, the Honda Center (Ducks Hockey), and only about 45 minutes from Los Angeles. The weather is mild to hot, it just doesn't get very cold in SoCal.
Where I live is ranked in the most desirable areas to live in the United States. The possibilities are endless from educational to scenic. For example, new and thriving public/private schools are under reconstruction. Soaking up some Vitamin D is always accessible at our nearby scenic beaches. Living here is the best because I have so many opportunities!