Tigard, OR

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Living in Tigard

Tigard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 55,514 people and 13 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 85.09% 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 (12.25%), management occupations (12.25%), and sales jobs (12.02%).

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: 7.95% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Tigard use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Tigard‘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 education level of Tigard ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tigard, 44.21% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Tigard in 2018 was $40,350, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,400 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 12.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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