The small town of Orchard Homes, Montana is home to slightly more than 5,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Most residents own their homes in Orchard Homes, and 40% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,072 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $818.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Orchard Homes residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 40% of residents, while public transit is not used extensively. Few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.
Orchard Homes residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are healthcare, entertainment, retail, and public administration. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of around $68,000, Orchard Homes workers earn about $6,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Montana. Orchard Homes, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Orchard Homes has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%) compared to the national average (21%).
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