Monmouth, OR

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Living in Monmouth

Monmouth is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 11,110 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monmouth is the 47th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monmouth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monmouth is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth who work in office and administrative support (16.11%), food service (9.08%), and sales jobs (8.35%).

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

Monmouth is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Monmouth to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

The overall education level of Monmouth citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.65% of adults in Monmouth have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Monmouth in 2018 was $21,686, which is low income relative to Oregon, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,744 for a family of four. However, Monmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monmouth is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Monmouth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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