Orchard Park is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,206 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Orchard Park is the 441st largest community in New York.
Orchard Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orchard Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orchard Park who work in sales jobs (15.90%), management occupations (12.55%), and office and administrative support (10.79%).
A relatively large number of people in Orchard Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.45% 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.
In addition, Orchard Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Orchard Park 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.
If knowledge is power, Orchard Park is a pretty powerful place. 59.21% of the adults in Orchard Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Orchard Park in 2010 was $38,501, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,004 for a family of four.
The people who call Orchard Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orchard Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orchard Park include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Orchard Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.