Forest Grove, OR

Forest Grove profile

Living in Forest Grove

Forest Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 26,225 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Forest Grove is the 24th largest community in Oregon.

Forest Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Grove who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), management occupations (8.97%), and sales jobs (8.78%).

Also of interest is that Forest Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of people in Forest Grove who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.41% of adults in Forest Grove have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forest Grove in 2018 was $28,155, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,620 for a family of four. However, Forest Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forest Grove is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Forest Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Forest Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Grove include German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Forest Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.