Orange 70 Excellent
Orange Livability #407 ranked city in California#11,629 ranked city in the USARanks better than 60% of areas
A+ Orange Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Orange Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than California
15656% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Orange cost of living
A- Orange Crime Total crime is 28% lower than California
Total crime
1,85521% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5421% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
10%Year over year crime is up
Orange crime
C Orange Employment Household income is 24% higher than California
Median household income
$79,19243% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,9587% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Orange employment
D Orange Housing Home value is 38% higher than California
Median home value
$565,800206% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,58167% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Orange real estate or Orange rentals
D+ Orange Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than California
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Orange K-12 schools
B Orange User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Orange
Overall user rating
72% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
63% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Orange, CA

      Orange, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 139,919 inhabitants. Orange has a population density of 5,518 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Orange is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Orange are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Orange might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 56% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Orange, California. The best areas in Orange and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Orange has a livability score of 69 out of 100 and is ranked #402 in California and #11,424 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Orange has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, Orange does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Orange, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: The Outlets at Orange, Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours, and Irvine Regional Park.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 154 crimes per 100,000 residents, Orange has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Orange. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Orange are affordable. Median real estate prices in Orange come in at $565,800, which is 38.2% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Orange, the home price to income ratio is 7.1, which is 10.9% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Orange area were 3.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7%.

      Orange transportation information

      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Orange, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).