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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Orting, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Orting, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Orting’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Orting does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $72,114.00.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orting is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (14.34%), office and administrative support (13.85%), and management occupations (10.47%).
Orting 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 city’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, Orting’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Orting, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.44 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: 16.87% of adults in Orting have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Orting in 2010 was $25,761, 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 $103,044 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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Orting include Irish, Scottish, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Orting is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.