Madras is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 6,839 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Madras is the 74th largest community in Oregon.
Madras is a blue-collar town, with 38.12% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Madras is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Madras who work in office and administrative support (10.62%), sales jobs (8.48%), and teaching (6.27%).
Being a small city, Madras does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Madras, just 12.38% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Madras in 2010 was $16,478, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,912 for a family of four.
Madras is an extremely 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 39.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Madras include Irish, German, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Madras's cultural character, accounting for 15.09% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Madras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.