Orange Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,029 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orange Beach is the 105th largest community in Alabama.
Orange Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alabama, but Orange Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities, Orange Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orange Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orange Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange Beach who work in sales jobs (12.43%), management occupations (12.18%), and food service (11.65%).
Another notable thing is that Orange Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Orange Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Orange Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Orange Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Orange Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Orange Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.19% of adults in Orange Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Orange Beach in 2010 was $40,932, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,728 for a family of four. However, Orange Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Orange Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orange Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orange Beach include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Orange Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.