Astoria, OR
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Astoria is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,626 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Astoria is the 53rd largest community in Oregon. Astoria has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Astoria is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Astoria is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Astoria who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (10.04%), and management occupations (8.88%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Astoria spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.50 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Astoria is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.54% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Astoria in 2010 was $26,089, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,356 for a family of four. However, Astoria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Astoria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Astoria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Astoria include Irish, English, Swedish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Astoria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.