The small town of Vale, Oregon is home to approximately 2,000 people. It's a nice place to raise a family, as young children make up a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), though retirees are also well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in Oregon. Home ownership is more common than renting in Vale, and 36% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $729/month, which is $348 per month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than most cities in Oregon, Vale residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, selected by 33% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
There are two primary industries in Vale: manufacturing and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 11% of the town's workforce. Vale workers take home an average annual income of about $51,000, around $19,000 less than the average Oregon resident. Vale's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Vale has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (20%) compared to the Oregon average. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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