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 139,911 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 43rd 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 (13.52%), management occupations (12.05%), and sales jobs (9.46%).

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.15% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing noticeable about Orange, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Orange is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Orange a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The citizens of Orange are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.92% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orange in 2018 was $41,824, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,296 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 38.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orange include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Orange's cultural character, accounting for 22.27% of the city’s population.

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