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.

When you are in Tillamook, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.94% of Tillamook’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Tillamook is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Tillamook who work in food service (11.17%), office and administrative support (8.77%), and sales jobs (7.50%).

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 13.97 minutes getting to work every day.

The rate of college-level education in Tillamook is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.80% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tillamook in 2010 was $17,902, which is low income relative to Oregon, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,608 for a family of four. Tillamook also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 10.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tillamook include German, English, French , and Norwegian.

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

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