Orange, CT
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Orange is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,944 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 80th largest community in Connecticut.

Orange home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Orange real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Orange is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orange is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in management occupations (14.35%), office and administrative support (12.42%), and sales jobs (11.89%).

Also of interest is that Orange has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Orange is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orange a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orange has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orange’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Orange, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Orange is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.30% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $49,776, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,104 for a family of four.

Orange is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orange residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orange include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.