Orange Beach, AL
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Living in Orange Beach

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 8,347 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Orange Beach is the 86th largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Orange Beach, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Orange Beach, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Orange Beach’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Orange Beach does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $84,838.00.

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.

Of important note, Orange Beach is also a city of artists. Orange Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Orange Beach’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Orange Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

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 education level of Orange Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Orange Beach, 44.78% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Orange Beach in 2018 was $51,301, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,204 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orange Beach include Irish, English, German, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Orange Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Vietnamese.

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