Gresham, OR

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Living in Gresham

Gresham is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 109,381 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Gresham is the fourth largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gresham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gresham is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gresham who work in office and administrative support (12.94%), sales jobs (8.68%), and management occupations (7.96%).

Also of interest is that Gresham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Gresham is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Gresham, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Gresham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.32% of adults in Gresham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gresham in 2018 was $26,338, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,352 for a family of four. However, Gresham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gresham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gresham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gresham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gresham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gresham include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Gresham's cultural character, accounting for 16.40% of the city’s population.

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