Reedsport, OR


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Reedsport is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 4,107 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Reedsport is the 88th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Reedsport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Reedsport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Reedsport who work in sales jobs (14.60%), office and administrative support (9.98%), and food service (9.00%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Reedsport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Reedsport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Reedsport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Reedsport may be for you.

One of the nice things about Reedsport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Reedsport rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.23% of adults 25 and older in Reedsport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Reedsport in 2010 was $19,335, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,340 for a family of four.

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

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

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