Orange County is located in southeast New York. The County Seat is Goshen and the largest city is Newburgh. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.orangecountygov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 376,099 and the 2010 census population was 372,813. The land area is 811.69 square miles and there are 459.3 persons per square mile.
82.2% of the population is White, 11.6% is Black or African American, 19.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $276,900, there are 125,317 households, an average of 2.88 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,583, the median household income is $70,458, and 12.4% of the persons in Orange County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 31,562. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,729,216, and sales per capita were $15,228. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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