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.

Unlike some cities, Myrtle Creek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Myrtle Creek are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.10%), food service (11.98%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).

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

The citizens of Myrtle Creek have a very low rate of college education: just 6.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Myrtle Creek in 2010 was $19,693, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,772 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 34.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Myrtle Creek is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Myrtle Creek include Irish, French , English, and Norwegian.

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

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