Orefield, PA
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Orefield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,852 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orefield who work in sales jobs (13.59%), office and administrative support (12.67%), and management occupations (12.60%).

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.

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 is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.88% 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 $40,479, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,916 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, Polish, and English.

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