Eugene, OR
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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.

Unlike some cities, Eugene isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Eugene are a mix of both white- and blue-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 a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Eugene has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Eugene enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Eugene.

Not only is Eugene a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Eugene is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Eugene a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Eugene ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Eugene, 41.77% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.


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