Eugene is a relatively large city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 177,923 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Eugene is the second largest community in Oregon.
Also of interest is that Eugene has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.80% 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.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Eugene really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Eugene is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Eugene more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Eugene’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Eugene a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Eugene a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Eugene ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Eugene, 43.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Eugene in 2018 was $35,536, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,144 for a family of four. However, Eugene contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Eugene is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eugene home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eugene residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Eugene also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eugene include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Eugene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.