Orefield, PA

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Living in Orefield

Orefield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,486 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Orefield is the 110th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Orefield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Orefield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Orefield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orefield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orefield who work in management occupations (14.64%), sales jobs (9.68%), and healthcare (9.33%).

Also of interest is that Orefield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Orefield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orefield 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orefield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orefield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The citizens of Orefield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.89% of adults in Orefield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Orefield in 2018 was $49,859, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,436 for a family of four.

Orefield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Orefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orefield include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Orefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.