Oreland, PA
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Oreland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,749 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oreland is the 249th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Oreland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Oreland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Oreland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oreland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oreland who work in management occupations (14.62%), office and administrative support (12.90%), and sales jobs (12.16%).

Because of many things, Oreland 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, Oreland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oreland 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.

Despite being a small town, Oreland has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Oreland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Oreland, 44.51% 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 Oreland in 2010 was $35,302, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,208 for a family of four. However, Oreland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oreland is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oreland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oreland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oreland include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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