Beaverton, OR

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Living in Beaverton

Beaverton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 97,590 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 85.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beaverton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaverton who work in office and administrative support (14.14%), sales jobs (11.85%), and management occupations (11.65%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Beaverton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Beaverton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Beaverton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.76% 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 $31,921, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,684 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 16.69% 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 20.12% 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.