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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Hillsboro is a town in Oregon with a population of 102,396. Hillsboro is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Hillsboro offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillsboro there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hillsboro and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hillsboro are above average.
About Hillsboro...
Population
102,396

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Hillsboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,513
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Hillsboro

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,599
National
$55,322
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I work in Downtown Hillsboro at the courthouse. One of the best aspects of the job is the location. We can eat lunch on the lawn under the massive trees, listening to the street musicians. We can also relax across the way on the steps of the Civic Center and enjoy the fountains. Also, Main Street is loaded with sidewalk cafes and many ethnic restaurants. There is a lunch counter at the historical Hillsboro Pharmacy who still run their original soda fountain. It's a step back in time. There are boutiques, a hobby shop, bookstores, antique malls etc to walk around in. Great shopping for unique gifts! So many ways to pass time.
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Hillsboro is a safe, diverse, and enthusiastic community! Being the town I have grown up in most of my life I can say that with the utmost confidence this is a wonderful place to live. Although, one major thing I would like to see changed in the next ten to twenty years with Hillsboro is its attention to its education in public schools. Many schools just do not have the funds necessary to give the children of tomorrow the education they need. I believe the city of Hillsboro should focus its efforts on education and less on the development of new homes and facilities.
I am so proud to be from beautiful, diverse Hillsboro! Everyone is celebrated and everyone is welcome. There is always something fun going on that is free and family friendly. The shopping areas have everything you need in downtown, Orenco and Tanasbourne. We enjoy lots of ethnic restaurants and farmers markets. It’s a healthy way of life!