Hillsboro, OR
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Living in Hillsboro


Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 108,389 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, Hillsboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hillsboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in office and administrative support (11.21%), management occupations (10.05%), and architecture and engineering (8.95%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro 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, 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 citizens of Hillsboro are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.74% of adults in Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro in 2010 was $34,268, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,072 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 23.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

In addition, Hillsboro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.00%).

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