Hillsboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 106,633 people and 24 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (10.58%), architecture and engineering (10.27%), and management occupations (10.06%).
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 noticeable about Hillsboro, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Hillsboro is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Hillsboro a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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.
The education level of Hillsboro ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hillsboro, 41.40% 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 Hillsboro in 2018 was $38,162, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,648 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 24.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
Hillsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.49%.
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.