Orange County is a well-known county in the state of California located in the United States of America. In 2018, the general census reflected a population of 3.19 million. This makes Orange County the third most populated county in California, and the sixth in the United States. It is also more populated than 21 other U.S. states. Per square mile, it is the second most densely populated county in the state, behind only San Francisco County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 948 square miles of which 791 square miles is land and 157 square miles is water. These numbers make it the smallest county in Southern California.
The location of Orange County is what makes this great county unique. Orange County is bordered on the southwest by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County, on the northeast by San Bernardino County and Riverside County, and on the southeast by San Diego County. Due to its location, Orange County has one of the most valuable real estate markets in the entire world. Therefore, people from all around the world move to Orange County to call this beautiful place home. As a result, Orange County has a very diverse population. The racial makeup of Orange County is 60% white, 2% African American, 18% Native American, 1% Asian, 15% Pacific Islander, and 5% Hispanic or Latino.
Orange County is known for its excellent weather year round. This is what drives the tourist industry along with immigrants to this part of the country.
In Orange County, the summers are short, warm, and arid. Many times during the summer month’s people are out walking, biking, working out, or spending days on the magnificent beaches. In contrast, the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. However, in comparison to other parts of the country winters are pleasant.
Throughout the year, temperatures typically varies from 45°F to 85°F. This makes Orange Counties weather perfect for leisure and pleasure. Very rarely do temperatures fall below 38°F or exceed 93°F. From speaking with tourists, the best time to visit Orange County is between early May – Late October.
Throughout the year there are many different activities to do in Orange County. Along with prime real-estate and great weather, attractions of Orange County draw millions of people a year to this West Coast paradise.
A few attractions people seem to enjoy are Disneyland, Anaheim theme park, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, the numerous shopping outlets, and the limitless options when it comes to dinning. Night life and clubs are also a popular attraction when visiting Orange County.
In addition, California is home to many professional sports teams that draw quite the following. The San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Angels draw millions of fans a year to their sporting events. Whether just visiting or if you call Orange County home, it provides a lifestyle that many people can’t seem to resist.