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.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milwaukie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.60%), sales jobs (12.35%), and management occupations (8.94%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Milwaukie is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Milwaukie area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Milwaukie is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.12% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milwaukie in 2010 was $27,215, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,860 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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