Molalla, OR


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Molalla is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 8,972 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Molalla is the 61st largest community in Oregon. Much of the housing stock in Molalla was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Molalla economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Molalla, where the median household income is $55,534.00.

Unlike some cities, Molalla isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Molalla are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Molalla is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Molalla who work in sales jobs (13.06%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and management occupations (7.09%).

In Molalla, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The rate of college-level education in Molalla is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.65% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Molalla in 2010 was $23,614, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,456 for a family of four. However, Molalla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Molalla is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Molalla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Molalla residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Molalla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Molalla include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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