Beaverton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 96,577 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Beaverton is the sixth largest community in Oregon.
Beaverton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Beaverton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Beaverton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beaverton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaverton who work in office and administrative support (13.25%), sales jobs (11.96%), and management occupations (11.16%).
Also of interest is that Beaverton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Beaverton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Beaverton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Beaverton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.64% of adults in Beaverton 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 Beaverton in 2010 was $30,820, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,280 for a family of four. However, Beaverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beaverton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beaverton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beaverton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Beaverton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beaverton include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Beaverton's cultural character, accounting for 20.94% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Beaverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.