Orefield, PA
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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.

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 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.

Because of many things, Orefield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Orefield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orefield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

The education level of Orefield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Orefield, 42.36% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.