Forest Grove, OR
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Forest Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 23,897 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Forest Grove is the 24th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Forest Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Forest Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Grove is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Grove who work in office and administrative support (12.90%), management occupations (8.85%), and sales jobs (8.07%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Forest Grove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Forest Grove‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Forest Grove citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.48% of adults in Forest Grove have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forest Grove in 2010 was $22,087, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,348 for a family of four. However, Forest Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forest Grove is a somewhat 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 22.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Grove include English, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

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