Lake Oswego, OR
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Lake Oswego profile


Living in Lake Oswego


Lake Oswego is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 39,822 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lake Oswego is the 13th largest community in Oregon.

Lake Oswego home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Lake Oswego real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lake Oswego is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Oswego is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Oswego who work in management occupations (20.59%), sales jobs (13.82%), and business and financial occupations (9.35%).

Of important note, Lake Oswego is also a city of artists. Lake Oswego has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Oswego’s character.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Lake Oswego 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, Lake Oswego really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Oswego 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lake Oswego. 71.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lake Oswego in 2018 was $68,452, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $273,808 for a family of four.

Lake Oswego is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Oswego home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Oswego residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Oswego include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Lake Oswego is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.