Hillsboro, OR
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Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 102,347 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 (12.84%), management occupations (9.51%), and architecture and engineering (8.22%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Hillsboro use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Hillsboro‘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.

The citizens of Hillsboro are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.71% of adults in Hillsboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $29,168, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,672 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 22.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

Hillsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.91%.

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