Monmouth is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,586 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monmouth is the 52nd largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities, Monmouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monmouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monmouth is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth who work in office and administrative support (13.46%), food service (10.69%), and healthcare suport services (9.60%).
Also of interest is that Monmouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Monmouth is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Monmouth to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
The population of Monmouth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.48% of adults in Monmouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monmouth in 2018 was $18,503, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,012 for a family of four. However, Monmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monmouth is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Monmouth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.