Durham is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,924 people and just one neighborhood, Durham is the 152nd largest community in Oregon.
Real Estate Prices
Durham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Durham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Durham is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Durham is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durham who work in sales jobs (13.73%), management occupations (13.58%) and office and administrative support (9.10%).
Of important note, Durham is also a city of artists. Durham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Durham’s character.
Also of interest is that Durham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In Durham, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Durham is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.