Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 109,128 people and 20 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in office and administrative support (11.21%), management occupations (10.15%), and architecture and engineering (9.24%).
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.
Another interesting thing about Hillsboro, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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.
Hillsboro is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.98% of adults in Hillsboro have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2018 was $36,395, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,580 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 23.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillsboro's cultural character, accounting for 20.58% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.