Old Orchard Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,776 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Orchard Beach is the 28th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Old Orchard Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Old Orchard Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Old Orchard Beach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Orchard Beach who work in office and administrative support (17.88%), management occupations (12.75%), and sales jobs (12.28%).
Also of interest is that Old Orchard Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Old Orchard Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Old Orchard Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The overall education level of Old Orchard Beach is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.66% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Old Orchard Beach in 2010 was $32,029, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,116 for a family of four. However, Old Orchard Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Old Orchard Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Orchard Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Old Orchard Beach include English, Irish, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Old Orchard Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Indo-European.