Gladstone is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 11,986 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gladstone is the 43rd largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Gladstone are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.
Gladstone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gladstone is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gladstone who work in office and administrative support (19.83%), sales jobs (13.01%), and food service (9.18%).
The education level of Gladstone citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.04% of adults 25 and older in Gladstone have a college degree.
The per capita income in Gladstone in 2010 was $27,248, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,992 for a family of four. However, Gladstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gladstone is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gladstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gladstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gladstone include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Gladstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.