Orange City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 6,151 people and just one neighborhood, Orange City is the 63rd largest community in Iowa.
Real Estate Prices
Orange City real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Orange City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Orange City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orange City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orange City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange City who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), sales jobs (9.96%) and management occupations (9.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.07% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Orange City is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Orange City enrolled in college, Orange City has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Orange City 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 city’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 City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.68 minutes getting to work every day.