Orange County NC Information


Orange County Subdivisions

Orange County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143,125
Population in Households 133,822
Population in Familes 97,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,303
Population Density1 360
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 54,665
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 32,074
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,989 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,676 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,404 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $314,830
Average Home Value $381,424


Median Household Income $59,255
Average Household Income $96,012
Per Capita Income $37,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.97%
Households 0.84% 0.92%
Families 0.62% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Orange County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orange County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 81st
Population Density1 # 14 87th
Diversity Index2 # 45 56th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.