Baker City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,752 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Baker City is the 47th largest community in Oregon. Much of the housing stock in Baker City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baker City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Baker City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baker City who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (8.02%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.00 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Baker City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Baker City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.69% of adults 25 and older in Baker City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Baker City in 2010 was $22,192, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,768 for a family of four. However, Baker City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Baker City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Baker City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Baker City include Irish, English, European, and French .
The most common language spoken in Baker City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.