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 11,094 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orefield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orefield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orefield who work in management occupations (16.48%), office and administrative support (14.28%), and sales jobs (11.36%).

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.

Orefield 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 town’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, Orefield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Orefield, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Orefield is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Orefield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.36% of adults in Orefield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Orefield in 2010 was $42,671, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,684 for a family of four.

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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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