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Orange County, CA
The county was named for the local citrus industry

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Orange County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 2,987,591. This was an increase of  4.96% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$58,820
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orange County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Orange County was $38,367. This was an increase of 24.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 124% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Santa Ana
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 6 in production of strawberries
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Setting for "O.C.," TV show launched by Fox in 2003
Census 2000 highlights: Fifth largest county in the nation (by population); fifth fastest-growing county in the 1990s

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11% of Orange County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orange County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Orange County include Anaheim Cemetery, Ascension Cemetery, Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre, El Toro Cemetery, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Harbor Lawn-Mount Olive Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Loma Vista Memorial Park ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Orange County include Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Atwood, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa ... View communities

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Colleges in Orange County include Bethesda Christian University, California State University - Fullerton, Chapman University, Coastline Community College, Concordia University Irvine, Cypress College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Hope International University, Irvine Valley College ... View colleges

School districts in Orange County include Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park Elementary, Capistrano Unified, Centralia Elementary, Cypress Elementary, Fountain Valley Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Fullerton Joint Union High ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Orange County include Aliso Viejo Branch Library, Anaheim Public Library - Central, Balboa Library, Banning Library, Brea Branch Library, Buena Park Library District, Canyon Hills Library, Central Library, Chapman Branch Library, Corona Del Mar Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orange County include Costa Mesa Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent, Orange County Register ... View newspapers

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Politics

Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orange County political report.

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Airports in Orange County include John Wayne Airport-Orange County

Hotels in Orange County include Alamo Inn & Suites, Aliso Creek Inn, Alpine Inn, America's Best Inns & Suites, Americas Best Value Astoria Inn, Americas Best Value Huntington Bch, Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, Americas Best Value Inn Suites, Americas Best Value Inn-Irvine, Ana Mesa Suites ... More hotels

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