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People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Orange County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Orange County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 48,329   (3.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 46,389   (3.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 65,142   (5.1%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 108,553   (8.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 127,727   (10.1%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 193,333   (15.3%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 185,870   (14.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 145,090   (11.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 67,344   (5.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 86,867   (6.9%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 36,219   (2.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 16,166   (1.3%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 72,465   (5.7%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 65,661   (5.2%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Orange County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 27,268

1 vehicle available : 158,194

2 vehicles available : 24,528

3 vehicles available : 3,389

4 or more vehicles available : 1,200

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 10,297

1 vehicle available : 65,930

2 vehicles available : 189,665

3 vehicles available : 33,007

4 or more vehicles available : 8,246

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 4,255

1 vehicle available : 26,672

2 vehicles available : 73,076

3 vehicles available : 49,570

4 or more vehicles available : 12,302

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 8,850

1 vehicle available : 38,586

2 vehicles available : 130,139

3 vehicles available : 70,507

4 or more vehicles available : 63,882


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Orange County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 99,758

1 worker : 114,821

2-person household:

No workers : 79,474

1 worker : 110,089

2 workers : 117,582

3-person household:

No workers : 15,380

1 worker : 59,307

2 workers : 68,327

3 workers : 22,861

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 11,371

1 worker : 98,799

2 workers : 118,961

3 or more workers : 82,833


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Orange County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,128,916

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 112,449

In 3-person carpool : 18,907

In 4-person carpool : 5,645

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 3,581

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 2,543

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 35,247

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 222

Subway or elevated : 558

Railroad : 4,032

Ferryboat : 271

Taxicab : 400

Motorcycle : 4,602

Bicycle : 14,417

Walked : 28,774

Other means : 11,860

Worked at home : 73,707


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Orange County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 21,535

5 to 9 minutes : 103,230

10 to 14 minutes : 183,106

15 to 19 minutes : 218,873

20 to 24 minutes : 223,792

25 to 29 minutes : 82,698

30 to 34 minutes : 234,829

35 to 39 minutes : 34,733

40 to 44 minutes : 55,288

45 to 59 minutes : 97,119

60 to 89 minutes : 80,880

90 or more minutes : 36,341


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Orange County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 281,469  (37.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 88,091  (11.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 158,902  (21.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 3,023  (0.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 94,235  (12.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 228,073  (38.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 88,910  (15.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 224,986  (37.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1,044  (0.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 3,221  (0.5%)


(updated 2010)



Most Common Industries in Orange County, California

Male:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.21%

Mining

0.06%

Construction

5.39%

Manufacturing

11.35%

Wholesale Trade

3.43%

Retail Trade

6.25%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

2.12%

Utilities

0.44%

Information

1.70%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

2.56%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

1.48%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

4.55%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.03%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

2.78%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

2.39%

Health Care And Social Assistance

2.21%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

1.18%

Accommodation And Food Services

3.37%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.49%

Public Administration

1.70%

Female:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.08%

Mining

0.01%

Construction

0.72%

Manufacturing

5.65%

Wholesale Trade

1.62%

Retail Trade

4.99%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

0.88%

Utilities

0.15%

Information

1.17%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

3.35%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

1.37%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

3.43%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.04%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

1.78%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

5.32%

Health Care And Social Assistance

6.21%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

0.86%

Accommodation And Food Services

2.91%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.51%

Public Administration

1.25%


(updated 2010)



Amtrak Stations in Orange County, California

Rail Station(s)


    2150 East Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, California 92806

    120 East Santa Fe Avenue
    Fullerton Transportation Center
    Fullerton, California 92832

    15215 Barranca Parkway
    Irvine Transportation Center
    Irvine, California 92618

    1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard
    Santa Ana, California 92701

    26701 Verdugo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, California 92675

    26701 Verdugo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, California 92675

    Avenida del Mar and Avenida Victoria
    at the San Clemente Pier
    San Clemente, California 92676

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Orange County, California

Employed: 1,568,293
Unemployed: 55,276



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Orange County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.2%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 16.1%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 10.6%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.3%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 27.9%
  • Other: 42.9%



Water Usage In Orange County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 307.00 Mgal/d
Saline 5.81 Mgal/d

Total 312.81 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 255.04 Mgal/d
Saline 155.57 Mgal/d

Total 410.61 Mgal/d





There are 1,304 Farms In Orange County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Orange County, California

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 105 Branches


    Bank Assets: $150.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 99 Branches


    Bank Assets: $198.2b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Bank Of America, National Association - 88 Branches


    Bank Assets: $128b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

U.s. Bank National Association - 74 Branches


    Bank Assets: $28.4b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

Union Bank, National Association - 46 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.9b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 415

Citibank, National Association - 36 Branches


    Bank Assets: $49.2b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 958

Bank Of The West - 18 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.2b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 603

Comerica Bank - 14 Branches


    Bank Assets: $913.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 483

Farmers And Merchants Bank Of Long Beach - 14 Branches


    Bank Assets: $75.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 23

California Bank & Trust - 11 Branches


    Bank Assets: $121.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 99

(updated 2014)



Salary Income in Orange County, California (1999)

With Wage Or Salary Income

82.51%

No Wage Or Salary Income

17.49%

(updated 2010)



Self-Employment Income in Orange County, California (1999)

With Self-employment Income

15.56%

No Self-employment Income

84.44%

(updated 2010)



Airports Near Orange County, California

  • Orange County


    (about 3.9 miles in Aliso Viejo, California; Airport Code: SNA)

  • John Wayne Airport-Orange County


    (about 3.9 miles in Aliso Viejo, California; Airport Code: SNA)

  • Centerport Heliport


    (about 4.5 miles in Aliso Viejo, California; Airport Code: JOC)

  • Anaheim-Disneyland HP


    (about 7.2 miles in Anaheim, California; Airport Code: ANA)

  • Orange County Heliport


    (about 8.1 miles in Orange, California; Airport Code: JOR)

  • Newport Beach Airport


    (about 8.3 miles in Newport Beach, California; Airport Code: JNP)

  • El Toro MCAS


    (about 9.4 miles in Irvine, California; Airport Code: NZJ)

  • Los Alamitos AAF


    (about 11.7 miles in Los Alamitos, California; Airport Code: VZL)

  • Fullerton Municipal


    (about 11.8 miles in Buena Park, California; Airport Code: FUL)

  • Emerald Bay Airport


    (about 14.8 miles in Aliso Viejo, California; Airport Code: QEM)

  • Long Beach Daugherty Field


    (about 17.7 miles in Long Beach, California; Airport Code: LGB)

  • Long Beach Airport


    (about 17.7 miles in Long Beach, California; Airport Code: LGB)

  • Chino Airport


    (about 20.8 miles in Chino, California; Airport Code: CNO)

  • Civic Financial Center Heliport


    (about 21.0 miles in City Of Industry, California; Airport Code: JID)

  • Civic Financial Center Helipad


    (about 21.2 miles in La Puente, California; Airport Code: JID)

  • Catalina Air-Sea Terminal Heliport


    (about 23.8 miles in San Pedro, California; Airport Code: SPQ)

  • Commerce Business Park


    (about 24.6 miles in Los Angeles, California; Airport Code: JBP)

  • Commerce Business Park Heliport


    (about 24.6 miles in Los Angeles, California; Airport Code: JBP)

  • Commerce/Montebello Heliport


    (about 25.1 miles in Montebello, California; Airport Code: WBH)

  • Brackett Field


    (about 25.3 miles in San Dimas, California; Airport Code: POC)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Orange County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

76.54%

Carpooled

13.27%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

2.53%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.04%

Subway Or Elevated

0.03%

Railroad

0.18%

Ferryboat

0.01%

Taxicab

0.03%

Motorcycle

0.20%

Bicycle

0.81%

Walked

2.00%

Other Means

0.66%

Worked At Home

3.72%



(updated 2010)



Most Common Occupations in Orange County, California

Male:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

7.89%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.02%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

1.24%

Financial Specialists

1.42%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

2.19%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

2.16%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.47%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.47%

Community And Social Services Occupations

0.48%

Legal Occupations

0.67%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

1.45%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

1.32%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

0.99%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.26%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

0.20%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.75%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.54%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

2.27%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

2.20%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

0.61%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

7.50%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

4.37%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.23%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.58%

Construction Trades Workers

3.58%

Extraction Workers

0.01%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

2.86%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

5.43%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.13%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.10%

Motor Vehicle Operators

1.67%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.17%

Material Moving Workers

1.47%

Female:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

4.10%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.00%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

1.33%

Financial Specialists

1.57%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

0.77%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

0.25%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.12%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.34%

Community And Social Services Occupations

0.67%

Legal Occupations

0.63%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

3.85%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

1.01%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

1.73%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.65%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

1.00%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.12%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.14%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

1.96%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

1.19%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

2.24%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

5.75%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

11.05%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.08%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.02%

Construction Trades Workers

0.08%

Extraction Workers

0.00%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

0.14%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

2.89%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.02%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.01%

Motor Vehicle Operators

0.15%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.03%

Material Moving Workers

0.40%


(updated 2010)



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