Forest Grove is a small city in Oregon with just over 23,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average 19% of the population. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 36, is decidedly younger than most cities in Oregon. The majority of Forest Grove residents own their homes, and 40% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,014/month is just below the state average.
Forest Grove residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes, longer than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (37%) drive their car to work, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Nine percent of Forest Grove residents over the age of 25 have earned a Bachelor's degree, while 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Forest Grove: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 5% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of around $67K, Forest Grove workers take home roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. However, Forest Grove compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).