Gladstone, Oregon is a town with slightly more than 12,000 residents. At an average age of just over 39, the city's population is younger than most cities in Oregon. Most Gladstone residents own their homes, and 38% of residents rent. The average rent for Gladstone is $112 per month more than the state average.
Many Gladstone residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 23% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $70,000, Gladstone workers bring in about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Gladstone has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 12% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 29 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Gladstone residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used much. Relatively few workers commute on foot.