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 92.51% 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 management occupations (16.00%), sales jobs (15.81%), and healthcare (9.02%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.99% 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.
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 good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Orchard Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small village, Orchard Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Orchard Park is a pretty powerful place. 60.80% 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 $40,224, 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 $160,896 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.