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Time Zone: Orange County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Santa Ana is the Seat for Orange County.

Orange County was founded March 11, 1889 and was created by taking area from Los AngelesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orange had a population of 3,026,786 people. This is an increase of 6.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,846,289 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orange represented 8.4% of the total population of California, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,010,232+5.76%-0.55% since 2009
20093,026,786+6.34%+1.26% since 2008
20082,989,141+5.02%+1.06% since 2007
20002,846,289The Last Census

More information can be found on the Orange County Census Page for Orange County.


Below are some of the communities located in Orange County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Orange County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Santa Ana   340,338337,9770.7% increase  
Anaheim   337,896328,0143.01% increase  
Irvine   209,716143,07246.58% increase  
Huntington Beach   193,366189,5941.99% increase  
Garden Grove   166,332165,1960.69% increase  

Websites for Orange County

Official Website:   www.oc.ca.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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