Orange county, Southern California 2017-05-10T07:24:09-07:00

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Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area’s first permanent European settlement.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 948 square miles (2,460 km2), of which 791 square miles (2,050 km2) is land and 157 square miles (410 km2) (16.6%) is water. It is the smallest county in Southern California. The average annual temperature is about 68 °F (20 °C).
Orange County is bordered on the southwest by the 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.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Orange County had a population of 3,010,232. The racial makeup of Orange County was 1,830,758 (60.8%) White (44.0% non-Hispanic white), 50,744 (1.7%) African American, 18,132 (0.6%) Native American, 537,804 (17.9%) Asian, 9,354 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 435,641 (14.5%) from other races, and 127,799 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,012,973 persons (33.7%).
The Hispanic and Latino population is predominantly of Mexican origin; this group accounts for 28.5% of the county’s population, followed by Salvadorans (0.8%), Guatemalans (0.5%), Puerto Ricans (0.4%), Cubans (0.3%), Colombians (0.3%), and Peruvians (0.3%).
Orange County is the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Micro (#69) and First American Corporation (#312) in Santa Ana, Broadcom (#343) in Irvine, Western Digital (#439) in Lake Forest and Pacific Life (#452) in Newport Beach. Irvine is the home of numerous start-up companies and also is the home of Fortune 1000 headquarters for Allergan, Edwards Lifesciences, Epicor, Standard Pacific and Sun Healthcare Group.
Orange County is a charter county of California; its seat is Santa Ana. Its legislative and executive authority is vested in the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor is popularly elected from a regional district, and together the board oversees the activities of the county’s agencies and departments and sets policy on development, public improvements, and county services. At the beginning of each calendar year, the Supervisors select a Chair and Vice Chair amongst themselves.

Irvine

Irvine

Area
Total: 66.454 sq mi
Land: 66.106 sq mi
Water: 0.348 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 258,386
Density: 3,900/sq mi

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach

Area
Total: 52.978 sq mi
Land: 23.805 sq mi
Water: 29.173 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 85,186
Density: 1,600/sq mi

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach

Area
Total: 31.882 sq mi
Land: 26.748 sq mi
Water: 5.134 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 189,992
Density: 6,000/sq mi

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Anaheim

Anaheim

Area
Total: 50.811 sq mi
Land: 49.835 sq mi
Water: 0.976 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 336,265
Density: 6,600/sq mi

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Santa Ana

Santa Ana

Area
Total: 27.518 sq mi
Land: 27.270 sq mi
Water: 0.248 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 324,528
Density: 12,000/sq mi

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Orange

Orange

Area
Total: 25.240 sq mi
Land: 24.797 sq mi
Water: 0.443 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 136,416
Density: 5,400/sq mi

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Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda

Area
Total: 20.018 sq mi
Land: 19.483 sq mi
Water: 0.535 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 64,234
Density: 3,200/sq mi

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San Clemente

San Clemente

Area
Total: 19.468 sq mi
Land: 18.711 sq mi
Water: 0.757 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 63,522
Density: 3,300/sq mi

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Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel

Area
Total: 14.885 sq mi
Land: 14.833 sq mi
Water: 0.052 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 62,979
Density: 4,200/sq mi

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Area
Total: 9.821 sq mi
Land: 8.850 sq mi
Water: 0.971 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 22,72
Density: 2,300/sq mi

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Fullerton

Fullerton

Area
Total: 22.360 sq mi
Land: 22.353 sq mi
Water: 0.011 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 135,161
Density: 6,000/sq mi

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Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo

Area
Total: 18.123 sq mi
Land: 17.739 sq mi
Water: 0.384 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 93,305
Density: 5,100/sq mi

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Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods

Area
Total: 3.115 sq mi
Land: 3.115 sq mi
Water: 0 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 18,747
Density: 6,000/sq mi

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Dana Point

Dana Point

Area
Total: 29.484 sq mi
Land: 6.497 sq mi
Water: 22.987 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 33,351
Density: 1,100/sq mi

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Garden Grove

Garden Grove

Area
Total: 17.959 sq mi
Land: 17.941 sq mi
Water: 0.018 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 170,883
Density: 9,500/sq mi

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Tustin

Tustin

Area
Total: 11.082 sq mi
Land: 11.082 sq mi
Water: 0 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 75,540
Density: 6,800/sq mi

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San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Area
Total: 14.295 sq mi
Land: 14.115 sq mi
Water: 0.180 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 34,593
Density: 2,400/sq mi

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Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa

Area
Total: 15.700 sq mi
Land: 15.654 sq mi
Water: 0.046 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 109,960
Density: 7,000/sq mi

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Seal Beach

Seal Beach

Area
Total: 13.040 sq mi
Land: 11.286 sq mi
Water: 1.754 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 24,168
Density: 1,900/sq mi

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Lake Forest

Lake Forest

Area
Total: 17.902 sq mi
Land: 17.816 sq mi
Water: 0.086 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 77,264
Density: 4,300/sq mi

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