First 5 Orange County is pleased to partner with the Orange County Business Council, CalOptima, Orange County United Way and OC Community Foundation to unveil the Orange County Community Indicators Report for 2021-22, which highlights areas where the county is performing well and making progress as well as those areas where improvement is needed.
Some of those issues included housing, education, health, the economy, infrastructure and more — with a special detailed look at the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for Orange County.
Some of the findings from the report include:
- While there are several large employers in the county, 96% of all businesses in Orange County are small businesses
- The median household income for Orange County was $95,934
- Orange County has the nation’s fourth largest international population with approximately 949,825 foreign-born residents
- If Orange County was a state, it would be the 24th largest state by gross regional product (GRP) output
An excerpt from the report:
“As always, the findings in the report are intended to serve as a starting point for further
dialogue and collaboration. In working together to ensure a resilient OC, we hope you will
use 2021–22 Orange County Community Indicators as a thought-provoking resource and
guide that helps position the region as a front-runner in addressing the challenges facing
communities across the country.”
Please share the report with others interested in sustaining the county’s long-term health and high quality of life and securing a promising future for all who call Orange County home.