West Linn, OR
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Living in West Linn


West Linn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 26,756 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 88.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Linn is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Linn who work in management occupations (15.12%), sales jobs (14.00%), and healthcare (10.07%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.16% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

West Linn is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Linn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West Linn, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West Linn is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Linn in 2010 was $51,969, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,876 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 German, English, Irish, European, and Norwegian.

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