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.
Unlike some cities, Damascus isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Damascus are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Damascus is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Damascus who work in sales jobs (12.79%), office and administrative support (12.22%), and management occupations (12.01%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.12% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Damascus is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Damascus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Damascus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.88 minutes every day commuting to work.
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, 22.25% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Damascus in 2010 was $33,483, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,932 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 English, Irish, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Damascus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.