Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 106,633 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the fifth largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Hillsboro 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.
Also of interest is that Hillsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Hillsboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One thing that you will notice about Hillsboro is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Hillsboro a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Hillsboro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Hillsboro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Hillsboro ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hillsboro, 42.67% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2018 was $41,625, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,500 for a family of four. However, Hillsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hillsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hillsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hillsboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
Hillsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.23%.
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.