West Linn, OR
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West Linn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 26,593 people and five constituent neighborhoods, West Linn is the 20th largest community in Oregon.

West Linn home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but West Linn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

West Linn is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Linn is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Linn who work in management occupations (18.12%), sales jobs (17.23%), and office and administrative support (12.30%).

Also of interest is that West Linn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in West Linn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, West Linn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Linn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Linn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Linn. 55.29% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Linn in 2010 was $43,891, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,564 for a family of four.

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

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