Monmouth, OR


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Monmouth is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,032 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monmouth is the 52nd largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Monmouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monmouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monmouth is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth who work in office and administrative support (16.12%), sales jobs (15.83%), and personal care services (10.48%).

Of important note, Monmouth is also a city of artists. Monmouth has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monmouth’s character.

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 education level of Monmouth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.96% of adults in Monmouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monmouth in 2010 was $17,292, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,168 for a family of four. However, Monmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monmouth is a somewhat 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 Asian. Monmouth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth include German, Irish, European, and Italian.

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

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