Myrtle Creek, OR


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Myrtle Creek is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 3,459 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Myrtle Creek is the 96th largest community in Oregon.

Myrtle Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Myrtle Creek is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Myrtle Creek who work in personal care services (16.81%), food service (11.39%), and office and administrative support (9.68%).

As is often the case in a small city, Myrtle Creek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Myrtle Creek, just 7.83% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Myrtle Creek in 2010 was $20,379, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,516 for a family of four. However, Myrtle Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Myrtle Creek also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.07% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Myrtle Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Myrtle Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Myrtle Creek also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Myrtle Creek include Irish, English, French , and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Myrtle Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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