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Orange County, NC&

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Population
139,807
0.84% growth
Median Age
33.6
Median Household Income
$61,130
3.1% growth
Poverty Rate
14.5%
Number of Employees
71,216
1.35% growth
Median Property Value
$281,700
3.34% growth

Economy

The economy of Orange County, NC employs 71,216 people. The economy of Orange County, NC is specialized in Educational Services; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.64; 1.35; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Orange County, NC are Educational Services (17,483), Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,366), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (6,501), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($220,809), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($103,409), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($70,209).

Median household income in Orange County, NC is $61,130. Males in Orange County, NC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,699. The income inequality of Orange County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.566 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Orange County, NC. In Orange County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 187 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,182. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Orange County, NC is home to a population of 139,807 people, from which 92.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Orange County, NC is composed of 97,356 White residents (69.6%), 15,740 Black residents (11.3%), 11,545 Hispanic residents (8.26%), 10,211 Asian residents (7.3%), and 3,949 Two+ residents (2.82%). The most common foreign languages in Orange County, NC are Spanish (9,777 speakers), Chinese (3,227 speakers), and Other Asian (1,531 speakers), but compared to other places, Orange County, NC has a relative high number of Other Asian (1,531 speakers), Korean (1,257 speakers), and Chinese (3,227 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Orange County, NC awarded 9,352 degrees. The student population of Orange County, NC is skewed towards females, with 4,006 male students and 5,346 female students. Most students in Orange County, NC are White (6,279 and 67.1%), followed by Black or African American (723 and 7.73%), Asian (646 and 6.91%), and Hispanic or Latino (554 and 5.92%). The largest universities in Orange County, NC by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9,269 and 99%), Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill (83 and 0.89%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Orange County, NC are General Biological Sciences (547 and 5.85%), General Psychology (495 and 5.29%), and General Economics (460 and 4.92%). The median tuition costs in Orange County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,881 and $31,963 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, NC is $281,700, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $272,600 to $281,700, a 3.34% increase. The homeownership rate of Orange County, NC is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Orange County, NC have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orange County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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