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 6,114 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 90.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orange Beach is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange Beach who work in sales jobs (15.57%), management occupations (14.85%), and office and administrative support (10.66%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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.
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 education level of Orange Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Orange Beach, 48.21% 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 2010 was $45,347, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,388 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Orange Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.