Orting is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,983 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Orting is the 109th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Orting was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Orting economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Orting, where the median household income is $74,938.00.
Housing costs in Orting are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Orting is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orting is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orting who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), management occupations (10.28%), and sales jobs (8.48%).
Also of interest is that Orting has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Orting, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Orting are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.52% of adults in Orting have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Orting in 2010 was $27,851, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,404 for a family of four. However, Orting contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Orting is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orting home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orting residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orting include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Orting is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.