Damascus is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,893 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Damascus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Damascus telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.12% 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 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.
In Damascus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Damascus citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.25% of adults in Damascus 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 German, English, Irish, European, Norwegian and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Damascus is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,677|
|DAMASCUS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||89.21%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||10.79%|
|TYPE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||90.03%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.47%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||10.23%|
|AGE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.05%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||65.11%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||13.88%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||4.97%|
|DAMASCUS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$496,274|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,537|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $71,000||8.78%|
|$71,001 - $143,000||0.00%|
|$143,001 - $285,000||3.92%|
|$285,001 - $428,000||26.08%|
|$428,001 - $570,000||28.63%|
|$570,001 - $713,000||15.75%|
|$713,001 - $1,069,000||10.85%|
|$1,069,001 - $1,425,000||2.95%|
|PEOPLE OF DAMASCUS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.90%|
|5 TO 17||17.40%|
|18 TO 24||9.29%|
|25 TO 34||6.07%|
|35 TO 54||32.11%|
|55 TO 64||16.80%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.43%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.63%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$85,708|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,483|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.36%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (14.50%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.24%)
Public Service (4.51%)
Real estate (4.09%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.40%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.52%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.67%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.38%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.96%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (19.52%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.78%)
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