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  •   State: 
    Orange County
      County FIPS: 
    33°48′11″N 117°49′57″W
      Area total: 
    25.81 sq mi (66.86 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.66 sq mi (66.47 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.15 sq mi (0.39 km²)
    190 ft (58 m)
    1869; Incorporated April 6, 1888
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Orange, Orange County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,452.49 residents per square mile of area (2,104.87/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Orange is a city located in North Orange County, California. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the county seat, Santa Ana. Orange was the only city in Orange County to be planned and built around a plaza, earning it the nickname Plaza City. The city has a total area of 25.2 square miles (65.8 square km) Orange is unusual in this region because many of the homes in its Old Town District were built before 1920. The small city of Villa Park is surrounded by the city of Orange. The population was 139,911 as of 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first developed town site to be served by the California Southern Railroad when the nation's second transcontinental rail line reached Orange County. The town experienced its first growth spurt during the last decade of the 19th century, thanks to ever-increasing demands for California-grown citrus fruits, a period some refer to as the "Orange Era" Southern California's real estate "boom" of 1886-1888, fueled by railroad rate wars, also contributed to a marked increase in population. In 1950, large tracts of housing were developed from the development of a region-wide freeway system which continues today, albeit at a much slower pace at the eastern edge of the city.During the Pandemic Pandemic, the city approved the closure of North and South Glassell Street to open the Orange Plaza Paseo, where businesses on each street could open socially distant seating and patios.


Orange is the primary city name, but also Villa Park are acceptable city names or spellings. Orange was the only city in Orange County to be planned and built around a plaza, earning it the nickname Plaza City. Orange was the first developed town site to be served by the California Southern Railroad when the nation's second transcontinental rail line reached Orange County. The town experienced its first growth spurt during the last decade of the 19th century (as did many of the surrounding communities), thanks to ever-increasing demands for California-grown citrus fruits. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Orange approved the closure of North and South Glassell Street to open the Orange Plaza Paseo, where businesses located on each street could open socially distant outdoor seating and patios. On December 8, the city council voted unanimously to keep the street closed until state or local restrictions end, by the direction of the council or the state. The city is located on the banks of the Santa Ana River, which flows into the San Diego River. Orange is located in Southern California's Central Coast region, between Los Angeles and San Diego. It is home to the Orange County Museum of Art and the Orange Museum of Nature and Science, which was founded in the 1930s. Orange has a population of more than 100,000, making it one of the largest cities in the U.S. and the second largest in California. Orange's population has grown by more than 50% since the 1950s, when it was the largest city in the state, and is expected to grow by another 50% by the end of the decade.


The city has a total area of 25.2 square miles (65 km²) Orange has the second largest concentration of historic buildings in the state. The city is home to the Old Towne, Orange Historic District, a one square-mile around the original plaza. It is a vibrant commercial district, containing Orange County's oldest operating bank and the oldest operating soda fountain. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and is the largest National Register District in California. Orange is now a fully developed city, but there are still several unincorporated portions of land within the city that have not yet been annexed. The total area is 1.75% water, with 24.8 square miles of land and 0.4 sq miles of water. The maximum average precipitation occurs in January, with 15 in (380 mm) of precipitation annually. Southern California is well known for year-round pleasant weather, with average high temperatures of 74 to 84 °F (23 to 29 °C) and lows of 52 to 64 °C (11 to 18 °C). The Orange County area is also subject to the phenomena typical of a microclimate, with a temperature gradient of over 1 °F per mile (0.3 °C/km) from the coast inland. California also has a weather phenomenon called "June Gloom" or "May Gray", which sometimes brings overcast or foggy skies in the morning on the coast, but usually gives way to sunny skies by noon, during late spring and early summer.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Orange had a population of 136,416. The racial makeup of Orange was 91,522 (67.1%) White (46.8% Non-Hispanic White), 2,227 (1.6%) African American, 993 (0.7%) Native American, 15,350 (11.3%) Asian, 352 (0,3%) Pacific Islander, 20,567 (15.1) from other races, and 5,405 (4.0%) from two or more races. There were 45,111 housing units at an average density of 1,787.3 per square mile (690.1/km²), of which 26,319 were owner-occupied, and 17,048 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rates was 5.1%. During 2009-2013, the city had a median household income of $78,838, with 11.8 per cent of the population living below the federal poverty line. In 2000, there were 128,821 people, 40,930 households, and 30,165 families residing in the city. The average household size was 3.00; the average family size is 3.42. The median age was 34.8 years; for every 100 females, there are 101.5 males. The city has a population density of 5,506.4 inhabitants per squaremile (2,126.5/km 2).


According to the city's 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and McDonald's. The city's economy is based on a combination of manufacturing and services. The top employers are: Starbucks, McDonald's, and the city’s largest employer, Coca-cola. The economy is also based on manufacturing, services, and outsourcing. The biggest employers are Coca-Cola, Starbucks and the City of Chicago. The largest employers are also based in Chicago and the state of Illinois. The U.S. is the second-largest economy in the country, after Germany. The United States is the largest economy, with a population of more than 1.6 million people. It is the third-largest city in the United States, after Los Angeles and New York City. It has the highest unemployment rate in the nation and the highest rate of unemployment in the state. It also has one of the highest wages in the U.N. and the lowest unemployment rates in the world, at 0.7%. The city has a high unemployment rate of 0.8 percent, the lowest rate of employment in the county and the second highest in the province. The unemployment rate is the lowest in the region, at 1.3 percent. The highest rate is in the suburbs, at 2.4 percent. It's the lowest among the cities' large employers. The lowest unemployment rate was 0.6 percent in 2010 and 2011. It was the highest in 2008 and 2009.

Arts and culture

The Orange International Street Fair has occurred annually over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Orange since 1973. The "Villa Park Orchards Association" packing house, located along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway mainline, is the sole remaining fruit packing operation in Orange County. The Woman's Club of Orange, organized in 1915, holds an annual flower show. The Village at Orange and The Outlets at Orange, an outdoor shopping and entertainment center that includes a skatepark and bowling center. The Orange County Zoo is located in Orange at Irvine Regional Park. The Lewis Ainsworth House is a restored house museum. The Old Towne Orange area is known for its Bungalow, Craftsman, Arts and Crafts Movement, Hip roof cottage, Mediterranean Revival architecture, Prairie Style architecture, Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Victorian architecture. It is home to the Orange County Museum of Art, which was founded in 1872. The Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1923 and is located on the corner of Main Street and Orange Avenue. The museum is open to the public and features a collection of artworks, photographs, and other memorabilia from Orange and the surrounding areas. It also has a private museum, which is open only to members of the public. The County Zoo has an annual zoo admission fee of $1.50 per person. The zoo is located at Irvine regional park in Orange, California. It has an average of 400,000 visitors per year.


In 1978 and 1979, the California Sunshine was a professional soccer team that played regular season games in Orange. The city roots for major league teams: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of baseball and the Anaheim Ducks of ice hockey. In the city proper, the SoCal A's of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association play in Athletic (or Richland) Field. The Anaheim Ducks play their home games at the Anaheim Arena, which is located across the Santa Ana River from the Orange County Civic Center. The A's also play in the Anaheim Stadium, which was built in the 1950s. The Ducks also play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, which opened in the 1970s and features a retractable roof. The team's home field is the Anaheim Civic Center, which dates back to the 1930s and was built on the site of the former Orange County Stadium. It is located on the banks of the Anaheim River, which runs through the center of the city and is known as the "Anaheim River" The city is also home to the Anaheim Angels of baseball, who play their games at Angel Stadium in the city's center. The Angels also have a minor league team, the Anaheim A's, which plays in the nearby San Diego suburb of San Diego, which also plays host to the A's' home field, the San Diego Stadium. The So Cal A's are part of the California League, which includes the California Angels and the Los Angels Angels of the Pacific Coast League.


Orange is one of three Orange County cities named among America's 25 "most conservative" cities. In 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 1,463 votes (2.7%). In 2020, Joe Biden carried the city by a larger margin, winning 52.5% of the vote to Donald Trump's 45.2%. As of February 10, 2019, Orange had 69,828 registered voters. Of those, 25,744 (36.87%) were registered Republicans, 22,162 (31.74%) are registered Democrats, and 18,759 (26.86%) were independents. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Orange is split between California's 45th congressional district, represented by Democrat Katie Porter, and California's 46th congressional District, representedby Democrat Lou Correa. In California's State Assembly, it is split between the 68th Assembly District and the 69th Assembly district. Orange is a suburb of Los Angeles, California, with a population of 1.2 million. It is located in Orange County, one of two counties in the country containing more than one such city (Maricopa County, Arizona also has three cities on the list). Orange remains a somewhat conservative city in recent years. In 2005, a 2005 academic study listed Orange as being among the 25 most conservative cities in the United States. The city voted 3% more Republican than the average of Orange County. It also voted nearly 14% moreRepublican than the state of California as a whole.


Orange Unified School District serves approximately 28,000 students across the cities of Orange, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and some unincorporated parts of Orange County. All public schools in the region are managed by the district. High schools include Orange High School and Villa Park High School. Universities and colleges include Chapman University, Santiago Canyon College, International School of Los Angeles, Eldorado Emerson Private School, and Lutheran High School ofOrange County. The district also has a number of private schools, including El Modena High and Canyon High School, as well as a private day care center and a private elementary school. The school district also runs a private pre-school and an after-school program for children as young as six years old. It is the largest school district in Orange County, with a total enrollment of about 28,500 students. It was founded in the 1950s and has been in operation since 1961. It has been the largest district in the United States, with more than 1,200 students in total. It also has one of the highest graduation rates in the country. The region's high school graduation rates are among the highest in the U.S. and the second highest in California, after California State University, Los Angeles (CSU-L.A. and CSU-Downtown Los Angeles). The district has a long-standing tradition of sending its students to the top of the state's college and university rankings. The Orange County School District is the second largest in the state, after the Los Angeles School District, with over 1,800 students.


Orange is situated near Interstate 5, also known as the Santa Ana Freeway. The junction of I-5 with two state highways (SR 57, the "Orange Freeway" and SR 22) is one of the busiest interchanges in Orange County. The town's first rail service was a 4.04 miles (6.50 km) long horsecar line that ran between Santa Ana and Orange, beginning in 1886. The Orange Metrolink station's platform is situated adjacent to the former Santa Fe depot in the downtown Historic District, which is also home to an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus station. John Wayne Airport (SNA), in nearby Santa Ana, provides daily scheduled airline service for the area. The city is served by the Orange Police Department (OPD), which covers a jurisdictional area of roughly 27 sq mi (70 km²). OPD polices through three divisions; the Field Services Division, which consists of Patrol, Traffic Bureau, Communications Center, Crime Analysis, Bike Unit and H.E.A.R.T (Homeless Education and Resource Team) The Orange City Fire Department is a member of the Metro Cities Authority which provides emergency communications for multiple departments in Orange and surrounding counties. The department employs three battalion chiefs, which manage a team of 35 firefighters, each trained as an emergency medical technician, and one quintuple pumper truck, which has seven fire engines, one fire truck, and rescue ambulances across the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Orange, Orange County, California = 4.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 65. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Orange = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 139,911 individuals with a median age of 35.7 age the population grows by 5.50% in Orange, Orange County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,452.49 residents per square mile of area (2,104.87/km²). There are average 3.1 people per household in the 41,995 households with an average household income of $73,792 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.90% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.96%. The number of physicians in Orange per 100,000 population = 253.3.


The annual rainfall in Orange = 12.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 31. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 277. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 45 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 55, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Orange, Orange County, California which are owned by the occupant = 61.38%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $399,860 and home appreciation of -5.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,749 per student. There are 23.3 students for each teacher in the school, 4154 students for each Librarian and 1091 students for each Counselor. 7.90% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.48% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.48% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Orange's population in Orange County, California of 1,216 residents in 1900 has increased 115,06-fold to 139,911 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.49% female residents and 50.51% male residents live in Orange, Orange County, California.

    As of 2020 in Orange, Orange County, California are married and the remaining 40.29% are single population.

  • 27.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Orange require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.13% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.66% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.58% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.46% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Orange, Orange County, California, 61.38% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.02% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.60% are vacant.

  • The 43.74% of the population in Orange, Orange County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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