Orange County officially became a county in 1889. Population has grown to over 3 million people, 38% of which are renters. The number of Orange County homes has passed 1 million, placing almost 4,000 people per square mile. Median income in Orange County is $64,611 but the range is quite extreme with the low end being around $30,000 and the high end being close to $200,000.
The county is made up of 34 incorporated cities, of which Santa Ana is the county seat. The county is comparably smaller than other surrounding counties at about 800 square miles but is still able to enjoy over 40 miles of coastline, 3 harbors, 9 beaches, 2 airports, 21 colleges and universities, over 39,000 acres of parkland, and 400 miles of trails and bike paths. Orange County is also home to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.
Climate in Orange County averages temperatures of 45 in January and 82 in July. Most of the days in the year are sunny but out of the 30 days of precipitation, rain fall reaches about 13 inches.
Check out the map below to see Orange County and surrounding areas. The marker is pointing to the county seat of Santa Ana.