Orange, MA


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Orange is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,651 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 203rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Orange isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orange are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orange is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (10.74%), sales jobs (10.29%), and management occupations (8.45%).

A relatively large number of people in Orange telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Orange has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Orange a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Orange rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.50% of adults 25 and older in Orange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $21,350, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,400 for a family of four. However, Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 English, French , Italian, and German.

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