Troutdale, OR

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Living in Troutdale

Troutdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 16,183 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Troutdale is the 34th largest community in Oregon.

Housing costs in Troutdale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Troutdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Troutdale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Troutdale who work in office and administrative support (11.53%), sales jobs (9.42%), and management occupations (8.29%).

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

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

The population of Troutdale overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Troutdale, 22.89% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Troutdale in 2018 was $30,633, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,532 for a family of four. However, Troutdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Troutdale is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Troutdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Troutdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Troutdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Troutdale include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Troutdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.