Tillamook, OR


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Tillamook 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 4,997 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tillamook is the 82nd largest community in Oregon. Tillamook has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Tillamook is a blue-collar town, with 41.75% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Tillamook is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tillamook who work in food service (11.21%), office and administrative support (8.23%), and personal care services (6.32%).

One of the nice things about Tillamook 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.

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 15.30 minutes getting to work every day.

In Tillamook, just 11.22% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tillamook in 2010 was $17,289, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,156 for a family of four. Tillamook also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Tillamook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tillamook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tillamook residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Tillamook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tillamook include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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

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