Oregon is a small city in Ohio with a population of just under 20,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 42, is older than most cities in Ohio. Only 31% of residents rent in Oregon, as most own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $710 per month, which is $101/month less than the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Oregon has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%). Furthermore, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Oregon: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $69,000, Oregon workers take home slightly more than the average Ohio resident. Oregon, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Oregon residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (44%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't widely used. Few residents commute to work on foot.