Damascus, OR
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Damascus is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,952 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Damascus is the 45th largest community in Oregon.

Damascus home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Damascus real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Damascus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Damascus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Damascus who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (13.58%), and management occupations (11.57%).

A relatively large number of people in Damascus telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.45% 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.

Because of many things, Damascus is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Damascus a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Damascus has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Damascus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Damascus is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Damascus, the average commute to work is 31.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Damascus overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Damascus, 22.50% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Damascus in 2010 was $33,444, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,776 for a family of four. However, Damascus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Damascus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Damascus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Damascus include Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

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

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