Tigard, OR

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Living in Tigard

Tigard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 55,514 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Tigard is the 12th largest community in Oregon.

Tigard home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Tigard real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Tigard is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tigard is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tigard who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), management occupations (12.25%), and sales jobs (12.02%).

Also of interest is that Tigard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 Tigard is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Tigard 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 Tigard is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Tigard, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Tigard is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.21% of adults in Tigard 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 Tigard in 2018 was $40,350, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,400 for a family of four. However, Tigard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tigard is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tigard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tigard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Tigard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Tigard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.