Oregon City, OR

Oregon City profile

Living in Oregon City

Oregon City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 37,339 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Oregon City is the 17th largest community in Oregon.

Oregon City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Oregon City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oregon City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.54%), sales jobs (11.40%), and management occupations (10.18%).

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

In Oregon City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Oregon City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oregon City in 2018 was $31,908, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,632 for a family of four. However, Oregon City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oregon City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Oregon City include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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