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Nyssa, OR

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Overview


Nyssa is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 3,233 people and just one neighborhood, Nyssa is the 117th largest community in Oregon.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Nyssa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.31% of the Nyssa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Nyssa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nyssa who work in farm management occupations (13.17%), sales jobs (11.95%), and office and administrative support (11.54%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

In Nyssa, just 10.81% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Nyssa in 2022 was $19,931, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,724 for a family of four. However, Nyssa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Nyssa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nyssa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Nyssa, accounting for 69.49% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Nyssa residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Nyssa include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian.

In addition, Nyssa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.02%).

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Nyssa, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 15.4% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Nyssa are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 29.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.5%), and 15.4% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 62.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (36.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Nyssa, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (49.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Spanish roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.5%), among others. In addition, 13.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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