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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.07% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

If knowledge is power, West Linn is a pretty powerful place. 55.29% of the adults in West Linn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.