Beaverton is a town in Oregon with approximately 96,000 residents. Young professionals will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average 18% of the community. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Oregon. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their home despite a relatively expensive average rent of $1,220/month, considerably higher than the state average of $1,077.
Compared to the national average (7%), Beaverton has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 9% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Beaverton residents work in one of five industries: retail, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 33% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $79,000, Beaverton workers bring in about $9,000 more than the average Oregon resident. Beaverton's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Beaverton residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 41% of workers, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.