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 5,850 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange Beach who work in food service (14.72%), sales jobs (12.70%), and office and administrative support (10.89%).
Another notable thing is that Orange Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Orange Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Orange Beach is worth considering.
Orange Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Being a small city, Orange Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Orange Beach are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.29% of adults in Orange Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Orange Beach in 2010 was $37,118, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,472 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Orange Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.