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.

Winston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (25.34%), sales jobs (15.30%), and management occupations (9.00%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.49% 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.

One of the benefits of Winston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.43 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Winston is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Winston have a very low rate of college education: just 7.28% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Winston in 2010 was $17,469, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,876 for a family of four.

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 Icelander.

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

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