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.
Orange Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orange Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange Beach who work in sales jobs (16.16%), management occupations (12.11%), and food service (11.78%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.92% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Orange Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Orange Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Orange Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Orange Beach may be for you.
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.
Orange Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.71% of adults in Orange Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Orange Beach in 2010 was $43,193, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,772 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.