Boring is a very small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,931 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Boring is the 152nd largest community in Oregon.
Boring home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Boring real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Boring is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boring is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Boring who work in office and administrative support (18.12%), management occupations (9.84%), and sales jobs (9.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Boring telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.72% 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.
Boring is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Boring’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Boring is worth considering.
Being a small town, Boring does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Boring are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.01% of adults in Boring having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Boring in 2018 was $39,687, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,748 for a family of four. However, Boring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Boring is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Boring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boring residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Boring include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Boring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.