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 9,299 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Old Orchard Beach is the 28th largest community in Maine.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Old Orchard Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.29% 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.
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 education level of Old Orchard Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Old Orchard Beach, 41.60% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Old Orchard Beach in 2018 was $45,572, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,288 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Old Orchard Beach include French Canadian, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Old Orchard Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Russian.