Orleans

Celebrated for its coastal beauty, vibrant arts scene, and welcoming community.

Welcome to Orleans

Orleans, situated on the Lower Cape, is a picturesque town celebrated for its coastal beauty, vibrant arts scene, and welcoming community. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay, Orleans boasts scenic beaches like Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach, offering stunning views and recreational opportunities. The town's historic district features charming architecture, local boutiques, and art galleries. The French Cable Station Museum showcases Orleans' maritime history.
 
With its extensive system of freshwater ponds, nature trails, and conservation areas, Orleans provides a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. This Cape Cod gem combines natural splendor, cultural richness, and a relaxed coastal atmosphere, making it a beloved destination for residents and visitors alike.
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Overview for Orleans, MA

6,276 people live in Orleans, where the median age is 63 and the average individual income is $67,475. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,276

Total Population

63 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,475

Average individual Income

Around Orleans, MA

There's plenty to do around Orleans, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

6
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dancing Spoons A GoGo Food Truck, Freemans Grill, and Sea Howl Bookshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.46 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.61 miles 23 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 1.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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Demographics and Employment Data for Orleans, MA

Orleans has 2,989 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orleans do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,276 people call Orleans home. The population density is 597.236 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,276

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

63

Median Age

46.83 / 53.17%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,989

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$67,475

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Orleans, MA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Orleans. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Orleans Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Nauset Regional Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5