Population Demographics

The population demographics data was obtained from the American Community Survey 2020 which is made public through the United States Census Bureau.

The American Community Survey (ACS) helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.

Is the American Community the same as the Census? No, the American Community Survey is different from the 2020 Census.

The American Community Survey shows how we live—our education, housing, jobs, and more. The American Community Survey provides information about the social and economic needs of your community every year.

The census is conducted every ten years to provide an official count of the entire U.S. population to Congress.


Population Demographics Orange County

Population demographics refers to the statistical characteristics of a population including age, income, race, and sex. Demographic data is important because it can serve as a basis for understanding where populations are at and where they are heading. It can also aid in determining which groups need more attention for future planning and policy development.


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State: California: 39,029,342

Percent Population Change: 2020 to 2021


State of California: 0.2


Population by Age Group
  Persons % of Population Persons % of Population


The 2020 Census did not include questions related to sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). Therefore, the information below represents data collected by U.S. Census Bureau without SOGI identifiers. However, the newest phase (3.2) of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) will now ask respondents their sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in addition to their sex.

More information can be found here.

Population by Gender California
  Persons % of Population Persons % of Population


Population by Race California
  Persons % of Population Persons % of Population

Hispanic Ethnicity

Population by Hispanic Ethnicity
  Persons % of Population Persons % of Population


Population by Income
  Persons % of Population Persons % of Population

Social Determinants of Health Orange County

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health (SDoH) as the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that impacts health outcomes of a person or community. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at the global, national, and local levels. These forces are outside the control of an individual or community and can greatly affect their overall health and well-being.

Education Orange County

Education does more than determine one’s income. Individuals with higher education are more likely to be healthier and live longer. Improving education in various communities can bring significant health benefits to everyone.



Bachelor's Degree or Higher


Poverty Orange County

Poverty is measured in the United States using set income thresholds that differs based on family size and composition, where families below that threshold are considered in poverty. In Orange County specifically, a family of four was considered a low income home if it earned less than $87,450 in 2018. This is the eighth-highest limit in the United States.



Persons in Poverty


Employment Orange County

The term employed refers to those who are working for pay or profit while unemployed refers to those who are jobless, but are available to work and actively looking within the past four weeks. An individual who is not in the labor force is neither employed nor unemployed, and they include retired persons, students, those who take care of family members, and those who are not seeking work. An individual’s employment status may effect health as those who are unemployed tend to report higher levels of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. They also tend to suffer from stress-related illnesses.



Unemployment Rate

As of March 2022


Household Data Orange County

Data on the household level provides insight into an individual’s situation that can be useful for health research within a population.



Median Household Income


Median Age


Average Household Size


% of Housing Burdened

Languages Spoken at Home

Housing Status