Gresham, a medium-size city in Oregon, has a population of just over 111,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 37, is younger than most cities in Oregon. A small majority of residents own their homes (53%) as opposed to renting (47%) in Gresham. At $1,085 a month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
There are three primary industries in Gresham: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $63,000, Gresham workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among Gresham residents over the age of 25, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than most cities in Oregon, Gresham residents find that it takes some patience traveling to work. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 4% of the city. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.