Orange, CA

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Living in Orange

Orange is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 138,669 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.

Orange is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orange is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), management occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (10.31%).

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.

One thing that you will notice about Orange is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Orange a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The education level of Orange citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.67% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orange in 2018 was $37,850, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,400 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 38.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orange include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Orange's cultural character, accounting for 22.82% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.