Orange County, which was created March 11, 1889 currently has a population of 2,846,293 and is located in the South Western part of California with some of the state’s most picturesque 100 commission orange countyshorelines. Orange County is bordered by Los Angeles County, San Diego to the South, and Riverside to the east. Orange County is 798 square miles, has 34 cities, 9 beaches, 3 harbors, 39,000 acres of parkland, and 402 miles of trails and bikeways.
This coastal county is home to 11 public universities, 10 private universities, 5 hospitals and 2 military bases. The majority of the land within Orange County is owned privately (150,000 acres), the next largest owner is the government and public which comes in at 138,000.
Orange County CA is a common place for tourists. Attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Angel Stadium, Balboa Island, Richard Nixon Library, and over 40 miles of coastline make Orange County one of California’s most desirable vacation spots. Over 42.7 Million visit every year, and spend an estimated 7 billion while visiting.
The largest employer in the area is the Walt Disney Company, which employs nearly 20,000 people. University of California Irvine is the next largest employer with just over 19,000. The County of Orange comes in third with 17,895. The largest employment sector are Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, and Professional and Business services which combined employ over 36% of the work force.
Orange County is home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods and high end shopping centers in California. The 5 largest shopping centers are South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, The Marketplace in Tustin, Brea Mall, and the Irvine Spectrum Center. Orange County is not defined in a particular urban center; however it is made up of many suburban areas. Santa Ana is the government center for the county.
Only five cities within the county limits, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Orange, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton have populations of over 200,000. Orange County has 34 incorporated towns which are occupied by the remaining residents. The newest incorporated city in Orange County is Aliso Viejo, which was incorporated in 2001.
The southern border of Orange County is not only shared with San Diego, but Camp Pendelton which is California’s largest military base. Camp Pendelton covers more area than the whole state of Rhode Island. This military base stretches from the Pacific Ocean all the way to Riverside County.
Orange County is a very diverse community with a mixed population consisting of primarily white and hispanic residents. The median age is 36. Since 2000, Orange County has grown by over 300,000 people, a total of 12%. These figures are comparable to San Diego, nearly 30% higher than San Bernardino, yet only 30% of neighboring Los Angeles.
This vibrant community, also known as “The OC”, is home to an estimated 1,000,000 households with a median income of $74,862. The median household income in Orange County is over $13,000 higher than the state average of $61,017.
Due to large real estate prices, property taxes make up over 75% of the city’s revenue. Over 47% of each tax dollar is used for local schools. Only 12% of each property tax dollar is directed to the counties general fund, making it the lowest share of any county in California.
As one of the most desirable areas to reside in California, Orange County has 3,607 people per square mile, which is considerably more than the statewide average of 217 people per square mile.
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