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Orrington, ME

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Overview


Orrington is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,850 people and just one neighborhood, Orrington is the 115th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orrington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orrington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orrington who work in management occupations (15.40%), office and administrative support (12.53%), and teaching (10.47%).

Also of interest is that Orrington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Orrington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orrington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Orrington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The citizens of Orrington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.02% of adults in Orrington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orrington in 2018 was $40,114, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,456 for a family of four. However, Orrington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Orrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orrington include English, Irish, French, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Orrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Orrington, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 12.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Maine. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.1% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 9.6% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Orrington are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.8% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 49.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.1%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Persian (3.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Orrington, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (29.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report French roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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