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. Orchard has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Orchard is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
A relatively large number of people in Orchard telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.41% 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.
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.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.10 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small village, Orchard does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.