Tigard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 51,253 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 87.08% 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 sales jobs (14.37%), office and administrative support (13.28%), and management occupations (12.61%).
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.
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: 42.63% 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 $34,679, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,716 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 11.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Tigard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.