Orchard Lake Village is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,221 people and just one neighborhood, Orchard Lake Village is the 331st largest community in Michigan.
Orchard Lake Village home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Orchard Lake Village real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Orchard Lake Village is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orchard Lake Village is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orchard Lake Village who work in management occupations (25.99%), sales jobs (11.28%), and business and financial occupations (11.19%).
Also of interest is that Orchard Lake Village has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Orchard Lake Village telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.44% 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, Orchard Lake Village 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, Orchard Lake Village really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orchard Lake Village 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 Orchard Lake Village, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Orchard Lake Village doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Orchard Lake Village is a pretty powerful place. 66.07% of the adults in Orchard Lake Village have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Orchard Lake Village in 2018 was $120,177, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $480,708 for a family of four.
Orchard Lake Village is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orchard Lake Village home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orchard Lake Village residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orchard Lake Village include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac.
Orchard Lake Village also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.82%.
The most common language spoken in Orchard Lake Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Langs. of India.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
A majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Michigan by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in Michigan. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 1.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 67.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 34.9% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.2% of neighborhoods in America.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 36.0% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
The neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 70.0% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 6.9% have Arab ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Orchard Lake Village are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 70.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (5.2%), and 5.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic, Langs. of India and African languages.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Orchard Lake Village, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.8%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report English roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (6.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.6%), among others. In addition, 19.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.