Orchard is a tiny village located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 355 people and just one neighborhood, Orchard is the 169th largest community in Nebraska. Much of the housing stock in Orchard was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orchard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orchard is a village of sales and office workers, managers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orchard who work in office and administrative support (22.89%), management occupations (18.67%) and sales jobs (7.83%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Orchard is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orchard 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orchard has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orchard’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Orchard spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Orchard is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.