Winston, OR
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Winston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 5,393 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Winston is the 77th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Winston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Winston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Winston who work in office and administrative support (23.57%), sales jobs (11.40%), and management occupations (8.50%).

Also of interest is that Winston 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: 11.57% 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.

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 18.66 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Winston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Winston, just 8.76% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Winston in 2010 was $16,372, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,488 for a family of four. Winston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.96% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Winston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Winston include English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

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

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