Orange County Profile

 
About this area:
Orange County is situated along 42 miles of southern California coast; Los Angeles County lies to the north, and San Diego County lies to the south. Riverside and San Bernardino counties border to the east. The county’s incorporated cities are mostly located in the northwest area, stretching south along the coast. Orange has extensive transportation facilities including airports, railroads, and freeways. The freeway system connects the county’s labor force to employment centers in Los Angeles as well as providing extensive access within county borders.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Orange County 2020May1,548,9001,324,500224,50014.5
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020MayTotal Wage and Salary1,423,100
2020MayTotal Nonfarm1,421,500
2020MayTotal Private1,266,400
2020MayService Providing1,176,400
2020MayPrivate Service Providing1,021,300
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Solar Photovoltaic Installers2016 - 20267401,530790106.8
Home Health Aides2016 - 20263,1804,4701,29040.6
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants2016 - 20261702407041.2
Gaming Dealers2016 - 20261001404040.0
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels2016 - 20261301805038.5
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Chief Executives20201st Qtr$114.16$74.09$0.00$0.00
Lawyers20201st Qtr$98.18$59.66$0.00$0.00
Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers Supervisors20201st Qtr$88.84$69.97$0.00$0.00
Architectural and Engineering Managers20201st Qtr$88.00$68.48$0.00$0.00
Police and Detective Supervisors20201st Qtr$87.19$67.24$0.00$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2018Annual2,985$471,960,233
Single Family 2018Annual3,838$1,117,425,299
Total all types construction permits 2018Annual6,823$1,589,385,532
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2018Time Period2017
United States Annual251.1Annual245.12.4
California Annual272.5Annual262.83.7
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Data for Orange County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2016AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$735,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2017Annual$376,059
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2017Annual$12,156,145
Cigarette Tax 2017Annual$2,145,003
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2017Annual$15,060
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2017Annual$0
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Data for Orange County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2018AnnualRetail $67,468,615,743
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Orange County 2017AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance3,205,855
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2017Annual$65,4003,205,855
Total Personal Income - BEA2017Annual$208,653,0193,205,855
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2015CensusOrange County , CAOrange County , CA1,242,588
2015CensusLos Angeles County , CAOrange County , CA185,878
2015CensusOrange County , CALos Angeles County , CA185,058
2015CensusRiverside County , CAOrange County , CA73,342
2015CensusSan Bernardino County , CAOrange County , CA35,745
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Hermandad Training CenterApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSanta Ana,CA
Newbridge CollegeApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSanta Ana,CA
Civil Service Academy, Inc.University or College (four-year school)Westminster,CA
Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.Apprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsNewport Beach,CA
American Institute of Permanent Color TechnologyApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsTustin,CA
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