Tigard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 54,758 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Tigard is the 12th largest community in Oregon.
Housing costs in Tigard 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.
Tigard is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tigard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tigard who work in management occupations (13.60%), office and administrative support (13.54%), and sales jobs (13.00%).
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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Tigard is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Tigard, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Tigard are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.92% 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 2010 was $36,281, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,124 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 11.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Tigard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.