Tigard is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 54,539 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Tigard is the 12th largest community in Oregon.
Tigard home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Tigard real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Tigard is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tigard is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tigard who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), sales jobs (12.32%), and management occupations (11.37%).
Also of interest is that Tigard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.23% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Tigard, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Tigard 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 Tigard area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Tigard are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.29% of adults in Tigard 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 Tigard in 2018 was $40,767, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,068 for a family of four. However, Tigard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tigard is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tigard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tigard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Tigard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Tigard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.