Cottage Grove, OR
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Cottage Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,351 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cottage Grove is the 50th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Cottage Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cottage Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cottage Grove is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottage Grove who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), sales jobs (10.78%), and food service (8.22%).

A relatively large number of people in Cottage Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.60% 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 education level of Cottage Grove citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.32% of adults 25 and older in Cottage Grove have a college degree.

The per capita income in Cottage Grove in 2010 was $21,773, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,092 for a family of four. However, Cottage Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cottage Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cottage Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cottage Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cottage Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cottage Grove include German, Irish, English, French, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Cottage Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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