Orange County is a high performance, low disparity, more populous county.
Orange County ranks worst (58th) in the state on toxic releases from facilities. On average, Latinx residents are exposed to almost 2x the amount of contaminants as White residents.
Right behind Ventura (1st) and Los Angeles (2nd) counties, Orange County ranks as the 3rd most racially disparate county on housing quality. Latinx residents are almost 3x more likely than White residents to live in low quality housing.
Orange County ranks as the least disparate county in the state on diversity of police officers. American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and Pacific Islander police officers are more represented per 1,000 residents of that race than White police officers are. Despite these numbers, Orange County ranks among the top ten (9th) in disparity in incarcerations.