Milwaukie, OR

Milwaukie profile

Living in Milwaukie

Milwaukie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 20,990 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 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milwaukie who work in office and administrative support (12.03%), sales jobs (10.24%), and management occupations (9.58%).

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 population of Milwaukie is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.23% of adults in Milwaukie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milwaukie in 2018 was $34,337, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,348 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 German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.

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