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OC Community Facts

  • Orange County is home to more than 12,000 registered nonprofit organizations.
  • With a population of over 3 million, Orange County is the third largest county  in California
  • From 2006 -2009 the Orange County labor force has remained over 1.6 million
  • Unemployment in Orange County in 2009 was 9.1%, while the state average was around 12.1%
  • About 13% of Orange County families live in poverty
  • Welfare enrollment grew by 13%
  • Food stamp enrollment jumped 24% in 2009, representing 3.5% of the county’s population. In addition, 43% of students are eligible for free/reduced-price school meals – an increase of 8% in one year
  • 10.9% of Orange County students drop out over the course of four years of high school
  • Hispanic students compromise 40% of the high school student body, yet represent 62% of the dropout population
  • Housing affordability improved for the third year in a row meaning that more first-time buyers can afford a home in Orange County