CHALLENGES OF LIVING IN ORANGE COUNTY

 

  • Housing cost is a major concern as it is three times the national average

  • The median sales price of homes is $838,000 (only 1 in 5 can afford to buy)

  • The average house rent is over $3,100 per month

  • The average apartment rent is over $2,000 per month

  • There is nearly 60,000 on the waiting list for affordable housing (6 to 10 years of waiting)

  • The income level that is considered in poverty status is approaching $90,000 of annual income for a family of four (1 in 4 live in poverty)

  • Over 300,000 suffer in hunger (1 in 6 are children)

  • About 4,400 are homeless

    • 26% are families

    • 16% are children

    • 26% are domestic violence victims

    • 10% are veterans

    • 10% have serious mental illness