A medium-sized city located in Oregon, Hillsboro has a population of just under 102,000. Young professionals can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 35, the city's population is notably younger than most cities in Oregon. Homeowners are slightly more common than renters in Hillsboro by a slim 53%-47% margin. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,303/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,077.
Hillsboro has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Many Hillsboro residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries account for 26% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in scientific, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $85,000, Hillsboro workers take home around $15,000 more than the average Oregon resident. Hillsboro's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Hillsboro has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree.