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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 139,873. Orange is in Orange County. Living in Orange offers residents a dense 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
$635,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,735
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    51
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    338.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,204.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212.6
    284

Residents

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

Working in Orange

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,027
National
$55,322
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Orange Reviews

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The city of Orange is an overall great city to live in with its close proximity to activities such as Old Town Orange, Orange the Block, Discovery Center, Main Place Mall, Bowers Museum, and Disneyland and California Adventure. It provides a family-friendly area the whole family will enjoy. The job opportunities are endless in Orange, which provides a stable and comfortable living.
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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.
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.