Prineville, OR


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Prineville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,530 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Prineville is the 54th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prineville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prineville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prineville who work in office and administrative support (14.15%), sales jobs (10.99%), and personal care services (9.65%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Prineville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Prineville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.09 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Prineville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Prineville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.29% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prineville in 2010 was $17,509, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,036 for a family of four.

Prineville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Prineville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prineville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prineville include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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