Orefield, PA
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Orefield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,255 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Orefield is the 110th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Orefield real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Orefield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orefield who work in management occupations (16.48%), sales jobs (11.11%), and office and administrative support (10.89%).

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 is lower than average for the country.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Orefield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Orefield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Orefield ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 0.00% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Orefield in 2010 was $46,831, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,324 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 Pennsylvania German.

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