Orchard Homes, Montana Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

Orchard Homes is a Census-designated place in Missoula County, Montana, with a population of 5,859. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 93.10% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 4.60% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.10% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.10% as Hispanic or Latino, and 1.20% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Ancestry

Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Orchard Homes include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Swiss, Norwegian, and Danish.

Native and foreign-born population

An estimated 99.60% of Orchard Homes residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 0.40% of the population that is foreign-born, 100.00% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Age

The population of Orchard Homes is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 40.4 years, 2.5 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 17.80% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Orchard Homes, 54.20% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 7.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 11.10% by single female householders, and 27.70% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 65.20% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Montana and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Orchard Homes, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 99.1% of the 5 and older population across Montana only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of Orchard Homes are slightly more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 50.4% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Montana as a whole, 51.7% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is slightly less common in Orchard Homes than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 10.3% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Montana, 12.5% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 34% of Orchard Homes residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In Orchard Homes, 7.7% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 10.5% of the civilian population in all of Montana.

Educational attainment

In Orchard Homes, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Orchard Homes residents 25 and older, 97.10% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 41.90% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Montana, 93.2% of adults have graduated high school, and 31.2 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in Orchard Homes earns $56,392 a year, about $3,900 less than the national median of $60,293 and $3,800 more than the median household income across the state of $52,559.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is less common in Orchard Homes than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 12.30%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 13.7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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