Orland is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,214 people and just one neighborhood, Orland is the 143rd largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orland is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orland who work in sales jobs (12.79%), management occupations (12.27%) and teaching (8.76%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Orland is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Orland’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Overall, Orland’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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!) Orland 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. Orland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Orland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Orland may be for you.
Orland 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.