Eugene is a relatively large city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 172,622 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Eugene is the second largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Eugene are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.
Eugene is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eugene is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eugene who work in office and administrative support (11.17%), management occupations (10.61%), and sales jobs (10.23%).
Also of interest is that Eugene has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Eugene is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Eugene is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Eugene a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Eugene a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Eugene is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.77% of adults in Eugene have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Eugene in 2018 was $31,021, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,084 for a family of four. However, Eugene contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Eugene is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eugene home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eugene residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eugene include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Eugene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.