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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Orchard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orchard perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
Being a small village, Orchard does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.