Milwaukie, OR
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Milwaukie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 20,830 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Milwaukie is the 26th largest community in Oregon.

Housing costs in Milwaukie 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.

Unlike some cities, Milwaukie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milwaukie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milwaukie is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milwaukie who work in office and administrative support (17.50%), sales jobs (11.58%), and management occupations (8.44%).

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

For the size of the city, public transportation in Milwaukie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Milwaukie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Milwaukie is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.00% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milwaukie in 2010 was $27,034, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,136 for a family of four. However, Milwaukie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Milwaukie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.