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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Orange really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orange perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Orange is a pretty powerful place. 59.30% of the adults in Orange have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.