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 91.80% 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 (15.48%), office and administrative support (12.70%), and sales jobs (12.63%).

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.

In addition, Orange is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Orange is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Orange’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small town, Orange has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Orange is a pretty powerful place. 57.55% 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 $49,512, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,048 for a family of four.

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 Spanish and Chinese.