Hillsboro, OR
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Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 105,164 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the fifth largest community in Oregon.

Housing costs in Hillsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), management occupations (9.76%), and architecture and engineering (8.48%).

Also of interest is that Hillsboro 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, Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Hillsboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.54% of adults in Hillsboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $30,399, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,596 for a family of four. However, Hillsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hillsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hillsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hillsboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillsboro's cultural character, accounting for 19.90% of the city’s population.

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