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 87.52% 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 office and administrative support (13.27%), management occupations (13.13%), and sales jobs (11.15%).

A relatively large number of people in Oreland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.54% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

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

The citizens of Oreland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.77% of adults in Oreland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oreland in 2010 was $34,471, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,884 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.