Beaverton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 97,514 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.
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 education level of Beaverton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Beaverton, 44.76% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
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 German, 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.