Cascade Locks is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,383 people and just one neighborhood, Cascade Locks is the 176th largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Cascade Locks are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.
When you are in Cascade Locks, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.62% of Cascade Locks’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cascade Locks is a city of managers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cascade Locks who work in management occupations (17.98%), food service (12.03%), and office and administrative support (7.19%).
Also of interest is that Cascade Locks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cascade Locks telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.26% 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 city 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, Cascade Locks has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cascade Locks a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Cascade Locks 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 citizens of Cascade Locks are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.01% of adults in Cascade Locks having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cascade Locks in 2018 was $33,336, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,344 for a family of four. However, Cascade Locks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cascade Locks is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cascade Locks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cascade Locks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cascade Locks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cascade Locks include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cascade Locks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Cascade Locks, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 11 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you are planning to retire in Oregon, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Oregon, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.7% of neighborhoods in OR. If a Oregon retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Cascade Locks are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 28.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is farming, forestry, or commercial fishing, with 21.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.3%), and 20.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (30.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Cascade Locks, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (32.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report English roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.7%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 20.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (62.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (21.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.