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.

Unlike some towns, Orefield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orefield are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The education level of Orefield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Orefield, 45.89% 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 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.