Brookings, OR
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Brookings is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 6,476 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brookings is the 71st largest community in Oregon.

Brookings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brookings is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookings who work in sales jobs (15.14%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and management occupations (8.65%).

Brookings is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Brookings spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Brookings is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Brookings who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.47% of adults in Brookings have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brookings in 2010 was $26,786, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,144 for a family of four. However, Brookings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brookings is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brookings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookings residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Brookings include English, Irish, French , and Norwegian.

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

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