Philomath, OR
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Philomath is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 4,599 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Philomath is the 83rd largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Philomath isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Philomath are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Philomath is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Philomath who work in teaching (14.92%), office and administrative support (8.54%), and personal care services (8.18%).

Of important note, Philomath is also a city of artists. Philomath has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Philomath’s character.

Because of many things, Philomath is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Philomath really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Philomath perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Philomath, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Philomath is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Philomath is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.09% of adults in Philomath have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Philomath in 2010 was $23,718, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,872 for a family of four. However, Philomath contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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