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0.09% growth
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Median Household Income
4.35% growth
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1.75% growth
Median Property Value
4.65% growth


The economy of Orange County, CA employs 1.59M people. The economy of Orange County, CA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.49; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Orange County, CA are Manufacturing (197,647), Retail trade (179,482), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (170,920), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($93,817), Utilities ($87,015), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($63,488).

Median household income in Orange County, CA is $81,837. Males in Orange County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Orange County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Orange County, CA. In Orange County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,992. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Orange County, CA is home to a population of 3.17M people, from which 85.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Orange County, CA is composed of 1.3M White residents (41%), 1.09M Hispanic residents (34.3%), 631,396 Asian residents (19.9%), 83,015 Two+ residents (2.62%), and 49,643 Black residents (1.56%). The most common foreign languages in Orange County, CA are Spanish (770,012 speakers), Vietnamese (172,876 speakers), and Korean (76,934 speakers), but compared to other places, Orange County, CA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (172,876 speakers), Persian (31,593 speakers), and Korean (76,934 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Orange County, CA awarded 71,414 degrees. The student population of Orange County, CA is skewed towards females, with 31,824 male students and 39,590 female students. Most students in Orange County, CA are White (22,572 and 31.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20,548 and 28.8%), Asian (13,669 and 19.1%), and Unknown (5,593 and 7.83%). The largest universities in Orange County, CA by number of graduates are California State University-Fullerton (9,780 and 13.7%), University of California-Irvine (8,925 and 12.5%), and University of Phoenix-California (6,609 and 9.3%). The most popular majors in Orange County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (4,905 and 6.87%), General Psychology (1,341 and 1.88%), and Registered Nursing (1,277 and 1.79%). The median tuition costs in Orange County, CA are $30,980 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, CA is $654,400, which is 3.19 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $625,300 to $654,400, a 4.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Orange County, CA is 56.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Orange County, CA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orange County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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