Prineville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,734 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Prineville is the 54th largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Prineville 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prineville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prineville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prineville who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), healthcare suport services (10.87%), and food service (7.60%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Prineville is worth considering.
Being a small city, Prineville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Prineville rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.28% of adults 25 and older in Prineville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Prineville in 2018 was $21,368, which is low income relative to Oregon, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,472 for a family of four. However, Prineville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Prineville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Prineville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prineville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Prineville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Prineville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Prineville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.