Oregon City, OR
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Oregon City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 35,831 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Oregon City is the 17th largest community in Oregon.

Housing costs in Oregon City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.

Oregon City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oregon City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oregon City who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), sales jobs (12.55%), and management occupations (11.37%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.90% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oregon City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oregon City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Oregon City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.67% of adults in Oregon City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oregon City in 2010 was $26,831, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,324 for a family of four. However, Oregon City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oregon City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oregon City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oregon City include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Oregon City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.