Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 109,128 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.
Hillsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (10.15%), and architecture and engineering (9.24%).
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 that you will notice about Hillsboro is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Hillsboro a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.
Hillsboro is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.98% of adults in Hillsboro have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2018 was $36,395, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,580 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 23.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
Hillsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.58%.
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.