Damascus is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 11,155 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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Damascus who work in management occupations (13.20%), office and administrative support (12.85%), and sales jobs (11.92%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Damascus really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Damascus perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Damascus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.59 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of people in Damascus who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.93% of adults in Damascus have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Damascus in 2018 was $35,935, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,740 for a family of four. However, Damascus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Damascus is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, Irish, Welsh, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Damascus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.