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.
Madras is a blue-collar town, with 37.79% 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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madras who work in office and administrative support (15.55%), food service (7.30%), and sales jobs (6.81%).
One of the benefits of Madras is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Madras rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.00% of adults 25 and older in Madras have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Madras in 2010 was $16,144, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,576 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 39.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Madras include German, Norwegian, English, and Scottish.
In addition, Madras has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.99%).
The most common language spoken in Madras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.