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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (9.07%), and management occupations (8.61%).

A relatively large number of people in Orange telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.89% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Orange has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Orange has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Orange than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Orange may be for you.

The citizens of Orange are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.15% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $20,937, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,748 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 French Canadian.

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