Banks, OR
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Banks is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,934 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Banks is the 139th largest community in Oregon.

Banks home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Banks real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Banks isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Banks are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Banks is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Banks who work in office and administrative support (19.39%), management occupations (13.17%), and sales jobs (10.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Banks is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Banks a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Banks has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Banks’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Banks citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.68% of adults 25 and older in Banks have a college degree.

The per capita income in Banks in 2010 was $27,343, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,372 for a family of four. However, Banks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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