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 139,484 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (13.54%), sales jobs (11.22%), and management occupations (11.21%).

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 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 education level of Orange citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.50% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $35,737, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,948 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 38.15% 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 23.19% of the city’s population.

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