The OC is a great place to live and work, with its 3.2 million residents, 1.6 million employees, a low unemployment rate of 2.6%, and a strong economy. Orange County is home to 125 employees, who work hard to keep the county running smoothly. On a normal weekday, more than 40 trains run on the Orange County line, line 91 and the Inland Empire—Orange County line. In the 1980s, Orange County became the second most populated county in California, as the population surpassed two million for the first time.
The only major airport in Orange County is John Wayne Airport; its abbreviation (SNA) refers to Santa Ana, the closest large city in the early 20th century. The majority of Orange County's population resides in one of the two shallow coastal valleys found in the watershed, the Santa Ana Valley and the Saddleback Valley. Shopping complexes include Anaheim GardenWalk, Anaheim Marketplace (which claims to be the largest indoor swap fair in Orange County with more than 200 vendors), MainPlace Mall, Orange Town & Country and The Outlets at Orange, originally a mall called The City, which was the centerpiece of a planned mixed-use development of the 1970s with the same name. Former and current Orange County SC players include Richard Chaplow, Bright Dike, Maykel Galindo, Carlos Borja and goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh.
Orange County has produced some notable Republicans such as President Richard Nixon (born in Yorba Linda and lived in Fullerton and San Clemente), U. Another region of Orange County is the Orange Coast, which includes the six cities bordering the Pacific Ocean. Alternatively, Irvine and Newport Beach are sometimes considered to be at the center of Orange County, since they act as a transition zone between the north and south; when taken from this view, Tustin is also considered to be in the center of Orange County. Two television stations, KOCE-TV, the main PBS station in Southland, and KDOC-TV, an independent one, are located in Orange County.
Employee data is based on information from people who have self-declared their previous or current jobs in Orange County. It argues that its conservative political orientation in the 20th century is largely due to the fact that it was colonized by farmers from the Great Plains, who reacted strongly to communist sympathies, civil rights movement and turmoil of 1960s in nearby city of Los Angeles on other side of Orange Curtain. The Orange County Plain Dealer (January 1898 to May 8, 1952) was a newspaper based mostly in Anaheim and successor to The Independent, bought by James E. Some institutions not based in Orange County have satellite campuses such as University of Southern California, National University, Pepperdine University and Springfield College.
Shopping in Orange County focuses on regional malls, large power plants and smaller malls. There is strip-type commercial development that includes large stores along West Chapman Avenue in Orange (Marshalls, Ralphs), along Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove (Burlington, Ross Dress for Less) and around Harbor Blvd. Orange County has a total of 125 employees, who work hard every day to keep this beautiful county running smoothly. With its strong economy and low unemployment rate of 2.6%, it's no wonder why so many people choose to live and work here.