Orange CA

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Orange, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Orange Housing Market Information

With a population of 138,669, 42,969 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $730,060, real estate costs in Orange are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Orange, accounting for 55.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Orange include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.43%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.89%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.27%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Orange are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.45% owning and 45.55% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Orange built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Orange built between 1940-1969 ( 40.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 8.24%). There's also some housing in Orange built before 1939 ( 6.04%).

Orange Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Orange has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Orange real estate appreciated 59.69% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.79%, putting Orange in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Orange definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Orange's appreciation rate, at 4.08%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Orange's appreciation rate has been 1.63%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.67%.

Relative to California, our data show that Orange's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Orange differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Orange - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Orange real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,199,000 7.6
$900,001 - $1,199,000 17.8
$600,001 - $900,000 45.4
$480,001 - $600,000 11.5
$360,001 - $480,000 6.7
$240,001 - $360,000 2.8
$120,001 - $240,000 1.4
$60,001 - $120,000 2.9
$0 - $60,000 3.9

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.16496350364964 25.8191349934469

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orange Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
157.46% 4.66%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,627 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.45
Renters 45.55
Vacant 3.60

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.2
1970 - 1999 45.7
1940 - 1969 40.0
1939 or Older 6.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.9
Townhomes 9.3
Small Apt. Buildings 11.9
Apt. Complexes 20.4
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.29
1 Bedroom 12.20
2 Bedrooms 24.35
3 Bedrooms 31.67
4 Bedrooms 23.52
5 or more bedrooms 5.97