Silverton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,618 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Silverton is the 55th largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Silverton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Silverton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Silverton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Silverton who work in healthcare (13.09%), office and administrative support (12.88%), and sales jobs (7.59%).
Also of interest is that Silverton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.50% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In terms of college education, Silverton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.15% of adults in Silverton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Silverton in 2018 was $33,654, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,616 for a family of four. However, Silverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Silverton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Silverton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silverton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Silverton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Silverton include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Silverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.