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Damascus, OR
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Damascus profile

Living in Damascus

Damascus is a somewhat small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 11,050 people and two associated neighborhoods, Damascus is the 48th 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.56% 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 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 town’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 30.84 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Damascus citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.10% of adults in Damascus have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Damascus in 2022 was $45,035, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,140 for a family of four.

Damascus is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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