Orangevale is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 35,299 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Orangevale is the 229th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Orangevale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orangevale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orangevale is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orangevale who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), management occupations (13.69%), and sales jobs (13.43%).
Also of interest is that Orangevale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.25% 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.
The overall education level of Orangevale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.93% of adults in Orangevale have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Orangevale in 2010 was $34,550, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,200 for a family of four. However, Orangevale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Orangevale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Orangevale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orangevale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Orangevale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.24% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orangevale include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Orangevale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.