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 98,962 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Beaverton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (12.18%), management occupations (11.55%), and sales jobs (10.67%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Beaverton, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Beaverton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Beaverton a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Beaverton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Beaverton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Beaverton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.45% of adults in Beaverton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Beaverton in 2010 was $35,864, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,456 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 16.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beaverton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

Beaverton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.10%.

The most common language spoken in Beaverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.