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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 a suburban 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
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    118.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,595.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205.7
    284
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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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Hillsboro is filled with beautiful parks and library to hang out, explore, learn, and so much more. Filled with diversity, the community is pretty united and accepting. Many different types of restaurants and shops line the streets, many of which are at least 4 stars. The weather is amazing, though with a lot of rain and occasional heat periods. The public schools are, generally, pretty average with a few above average. Not much pollution fills the air, there isn't much traffic congestion, and the disposal services are efficient.
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Having lived in many different cities of different sizes and geographical areas, I believe Hillsboro is about perfect. You are a quick trip away from Portland's nightlife and entertainment but you can also find it right there on Main Street in bistros or pubs. Being between the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains is a dream location, surrounded by old forests. The sense of community is very strong, backed by a massive parks & rec system to help you connect with the city and neighbors.
Best suburb of Portland. Strong diversity and family oriented community. Perfect location off Sunset Hwy to go into the city, mountains or head to the beaches. On a clear day you can see the snowy peaks of Mt Hood, Mt St Helen and Mt Rainer. We have an expansive and inclusive parks and rec system with events and classes for all ages and interests. We have a lot of natural areas for wildlife viewing and also several great areas for shopping and dining. I can't imagine living mywhere else.