Orange is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 140,992 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 41st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Orange are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orange is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orange is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), sales jobs (12.09%), and management occupations (11.18%).
Also of interest is that Orange has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The population of Orange is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.25% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $31,330, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,320 for a family of four. However, Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Orange is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orange residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Orange also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orange include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Orange's cultural character, accounting for 25.66% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.