Madras, OR


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Madras is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 6,662 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Madras is the 74th largest community in Oregon.

When you are in Madras, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.02% of Madras’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Madras is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madras who work in office and administrative support (15.65%), sales jobs (8.49%), and food service (6.56%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Madras are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.63% of adults in Madras have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Madras in 2010 was $19,594, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,376 for a family of four.

Madras is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Madras home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Madras residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Madras also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Madras include German, Norwegian, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Madras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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