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, Orchard isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orchard are a mix 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 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.
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.
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.