Orting, WA
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Orting is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,446 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Orting is the 109th largest community in Washington. Orting has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Orting, where the median household income is $72,810.00.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orting who work in office and administrative support (13.63%), sales jobs (13.02%), and management occupations (10.74%).

Because of many things, Orting is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orting a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orting has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orting’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Orting, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Orting with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.96% of adults in Orting have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orting in 2010 was $26,000, 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 $104,000 for a family of four. However, Orting contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Orting include English, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian.

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

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