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Overview

Introduction to Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro is situated in Tualatin Valley in Washington County and is bordered by the Tualatin River. The landscape is fairly level. Hillsboro is approximately 17 miles away from Portland. The town is the center of the Silicon Forest and is home to numerous technology companies including a major center for Intel and Sun Microsystems. The city's population significantly increases during the day due to the arrival of commuters. Hillsboro offers suburbs set in a scenic landscape and still maintains its old fashioned charm. Rain is common in the city.

History

Pioneers arrived in 1841. The city was named in tribute to one of the early pioneers, David Hill. Beginning in 1867 riverboats offered transportation to Hillsboro along the Tualatin River. In 1871 the Oregon and California Railroad arrived. The city was incorporated in 1876. In 1908 the Oregon Electric Railway began providing transportation to Portland.

Culture and Entertainment

Hillsboro is home to the Oregon Chorale, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, the Hillsboro Actors Repertory Theatre, Washington County Museum and the Walters Cultural Arts Center. The free concert series known as "Showtime at Shute" occurs during the summer. The Oregon International Air Show is a notable event.

Attractions

  • Civic Center
  • Hillsboro Farmer's Market
  • L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park
  • Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Hillsboro Stadium

Historic Places

  • Old Scotch Church features unique architecture
  • Imbrie Farm resembles an Italian Villa
  • Harold Wass Ray House
  • Historic Washington County Courthouse
  • Zula Linklater House
  • Manning-Kamma Farm includes numerous historic buildings
  • Rice Gates House
  • Edward Schulmerich House

Activities

Visitors enjoy touring the local wineries including Oak Knoll Winery, Gypsy Dancer Estates Winery and Raptor Ridge. Pinot Noir is one of the area's specialties. There are numerous golf courses in the area including Meriwether National Golf Club, the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club and the Rock Creek Country Club. The Oregon Coast is approximately an hour away.

The city has 21 parks. The Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center is popular with residents. The Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a notable area for bird watching, including opportunities to see Buffleheads, Tundra Swans, Canada Geese, woodpeckers, herons, red-tailed hawks and a variety of wildlife.

Transportation

The city is home to the Hillsboro Airport, which primarily serves private planes and corporate flights. Bus and light rail services are available. The light rail offers transportation to Portland.

Higher Education

Oregon Health & Science University is located in Hillsboro.

Demographics

People

Total Population100,462
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+50,199
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,197
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,694

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,553
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,176
Median House Value$255,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.6%
German14.9%
English9.2%
Irish8.4%
Italian4%
Norwegian3.3%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Swedish2.5%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.6%
Russian1.1%
Danishn1%
Swiss1%
Welsh0.9%
African0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Somali0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Hillsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes97124, 97123, 97006, 97250
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.58
Approximate Longitude-122.91

Hillsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHILLSBORO
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationFOREST GROVE
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp54 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banks1,688$86,364
Beaverton94,865$78,196
Cornelius12,241$59,508
Forest Grove23,214$57,922
King City3,599$76,864
North Plains2,072$82,292

Hillsboro Public Libraries

Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE BROOKWOOD PARKWAY
Hillsboro, Oregon
(503) 615-6500
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE LINCOLN ST., MS# 58
Hillsboro, Oregon
(503) 846-3222

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Hillsboro Hospitals

Tuality Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
335 Se 8th Avenue
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Westside
2875 Nw Stucki Ave

Hillsboro Public Schools

Imlay Elementary School
5900 Se Lois St
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1090
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Hillsboro High School
3285 Se Rood Bridge Rd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1980
High
Total Enrollment 1366
Rosedale Elementary School
3901 Sw 229th
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Ladd Acres Elementary School
2425 Sw Cornelius Pass Rd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
South Meadows Middle School
4960 Se Davis Road
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 723
R A Brown Middle School
1505 Sw Cornelius Pass Rd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1070
Middle
Total Enrollment 712
Minter Bridge Elementary School
1750 Se Jacquelin Dr
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1650
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Witch Hazel Elementary School
4950 Se Davis Rd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1610
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
City View Charter School
4174 Se Bentley St
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-9424
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
W L Henry Elementary School
1060 Se 24th Ave
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1690
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Farmington View Elementary School
8300 Sw Hillsboro Hwy
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1735
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Century High School
2000 Se Century Blvd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1634
Groner Elementary School
23405 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 138
Brookwood Elementary School
3960 Se Cedar St
ZIP: 97123
(503) 844-1715
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
West Union Elementary School
23870 Nw West Union Rd
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1620
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Orenco Elementary School
22550 Nw Birch St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1370
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Mooberry Elementary School
1230 Ne 10th Ave
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1640
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Eastwood Elementary School
2100 Ne Lincoln St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1725
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
W Verne Mckinney Elementary School
535 Nw Darnielle St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1660
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Quatama Elementary School
6905 Ne Campus Way
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1180
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Lincoln Street Elementary School
801 Ne Lincoln St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1160
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Jackson Elementary School
675 Ne Estate Dr
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1670
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Hillsboro Online Academy
452 Ne 3rd Ave
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1050
Other
Total Enrollment 180
Glencoe High School
2700 Nw Glencoe Rd
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1900
High
Total Enrollment 1652
Paul L Patterson Elementary School
261 Ne Lenox St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1380
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
J W Poynter Middle School
1535 Ne Grant St
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1580
Middle
Total Enrollment 772
Evergreen Jr High School
29850 Nw Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 97124
(503) 844-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 842
Liberty High School
21945 Nw Wagon Way
ZIP: 97214
(503) 844-1250
High
Total Enrollment 1530

Hillsboro Private Schools

St Matthew Catholic School
221 Se Walnut St
ZIP: 97123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 232
Tualatin Valley Jr Academy
21975 W Baseline Rd
ZIP: 97123
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
Faith Bible High School
2299 Se 45th Ave
ZIP: 97123
Secondary
Total Enrollment 138
The Goddard School - Hillsboro
5530 Ne Elam Young Pkwy
ZIP: 97124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Early Learning Matters
1400 Ne 48th Ave Ste 108
ZIP: 97124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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