Orange County Demographics

Orange County is considerably more diverse than it was 30 years ago and more closely mirrors the racial and ethnic distribution of the state as a whole.

  OC
  California
Population, 2012 estimate 3,090,132

38,041,430

Population change, 2010-2012 2.7% 2.1%
Persons under 5 years old, 2011 6.3% 6.7%
Persons under 18 years old, 2011 24.1% 24.7%
Persons 65 years old and over, 2011 11.9% 11.7%
Female persons, 2011 50.5% 50.3%
White persons, 2011 (a) 74.9% 74.0%
Black or African American persons, 2011 (a) 2.1% 6.6%
American Indian and Alaskan Native persons, 2011 (a) 1.1% 1.7%
Asian persons, 2011 (a) 18.4% 13.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2011 (a) 0.4% 0.5%
Persons reporting two or more races, 2011 (a) 3.1% 3.6%
White persons not of Hispanic/Latino origin, 2004 (b) 43.5% 39.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, 2004 (b) 34.1% 38.1%

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Source: Orange County Business Council