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Overview

Introduction to Orange, California

Incorporated in 1881, Orange is a city of over 130,000 residents located in Orange County. It is approximately forty minutes southeast of Los Angeles, fifteen minutes southeast of Anaheim, and an hour and a half northwest of San Diego.

Orange is located in Orange County, which was ranked as the second "Most Fun U.S. City" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004. Orange County was also ranked in the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" in the "large cities" category in a 2004 Inc. magazine survey.

Orange has a semi-arid climate, with warm summers that have average daily temperatures in the mid-eighties (degrees Fahrenheit). January is the coolest month of the year with average daily temperatures in the high sixties (degrees Fahrenheit). Orange receives an average annual precipitation of about eleven inches.

Orange Arts and Entertainment

Residents of Orange have access to the arts, cultural, and entertainment offerings of a sprawling region of Southern California that includes Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Diego. In addition, some of the more notable attractions in and around Orange include:

  • Bower's Museum and Bower's Kidseum
  • The Discovery Science Center
  • Disneyland
  • Knott's Berry Farm

For the sports fan, this part of Southern California offers unprecedented access to professional sports from the cities of Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Sports teams that play in this region include:

  • The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL).
  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • The Lake Elsinore Storm of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) who are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
  • Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as the United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).
  • The Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), as well as San Diego Gulls of the ECHL.
  • The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

People

Total Population 138,980
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 67,063
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,646
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,145

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,123
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,498
Median House Value $515,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.9%
Irish 6.4%

Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 3 miles N of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92861, 92862, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92856, 92857, 92859, 92863, 92864
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.787
Longitude -117.852

Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anaheim 342,973 $63,281
Garden Grove 173,853 $62,562
Placentia 51,860 $87,403
Santa Ana 331,266 $50,505
Tustin 77,765 $77,327
Villa Park 5,911 $157,910

Orange Public Libraries

Library
Orange Public Library
101 N. CENTER ST.
Orange, California
(714) 288-2400

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Orange Hospitals

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1100 W STEWART DR
(714) 633-9111
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIV OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER
(Government - State)
101 CITY DRIVE SOUTH
(714) 456-6112
Emergency Service: Yes

CHAPMAN MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2601 E CHAPMAN AVE
(714) 633-0011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Orange High Schools

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ORANGE HIGH
525 N. SHAFFER ST.
714-997-6211
A Title I School.
Serves 2,271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

EL MODENA HIGH
3920 SPRING ST.
714-997-6331
Serves 2,115 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.9

RICHLAND CONTINUATION HIGH
615 N. LEMON ST.
714-997-6167
A Non-traditional School
Serves 488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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