Old Orchard Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,960 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Old Orchard Beach is the 28th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Old Orchard Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Old Orchard Beach is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Orchard Beach who work in management occupations (16.15%), office and administrative support (11.75%), and business and financial occupations (7.10%).
Also of interest is that Old Orchard Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Old Orchard Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Old Orchard Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.80% of adults in Old Orchard Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Old Orchard Beach in 2018 was $40,727, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,908 for a family of four. However, Old Orchard Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Old Orchard Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Orchard Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Old Orchard Beach include French Canadian, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Old Orchard Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Russian.