Coos Bay, OR


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Coos Bay is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 16,182 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Coos Bay is the 33rd largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Coos Bay isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coos Bay are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coos Bay is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coos Bay who work in office and administrative support (11.28%), personal care services (10.44%), and healthcare (7.93%).

Coos Bay 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Coos Bay spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.26 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Coos Bay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Coos Bay who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.88% of the adults in Coos Bay have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Coos Bay in 2010 was $21,855, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,420 for a family of four. However, Coos Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Coos Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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