Bonanza is a tiny town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 411 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bonanza is the 198th largest community in Oregon.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bonanza is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.66% of the Bonanza workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bonanza is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonanza who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), farm management occupations (14.69%), and community and social services (11.19%).
In addition, many people in Bonanza have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
A relatively large number of people in Bonanza telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.51% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bonanza has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bonanza a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Bonanza is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Bonanza is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.15% of adults 25 and older in Bonanza have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bonanza in 2010 was $13,161, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,644 for a family of four.
The people who call Bonanza home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonanza residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Bonanza also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonanza include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bonanza is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.