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Hillsboro’s Workforce

Hillsboro and the Portland metro area has an educated and skilled workforce for today’s economy. High concentrations of software, engineering, and bioscience professionals as well as skilled manufacturing and industrial technicians means companies have the employees they need to grow. Top this with more than 25 colleges and universities within 50 miles to keep businesses competitive.

  Portland MSA Hillsboro
Source: PSU Population Research Center, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 Population (2017)
 2,430,000  101,540
 Total Civilian Labor Force  1,324,416  59,032
 Unemployment Rate (August 2017)  3.8%  3.3%


A younger than average working population and higher labor force participation rates.




Highly educated workers with above average concentrations of key occupations

 Concentrations of key occupations in Tri-County labor shed chart


 An educated workforce and growing companies translate into above average earnings

   US Portland MSA Hillsboro
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2012-2016 5-Year Estimates
 High School Graduate or Higher  87%  91.2% 87.8%
 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher  30.3%  36.8%  36.5%
 Median Household Income  $55,322  $62,722  $70,180
 Poverty Status  15.1%  12.8%  12.9%


Major Universities, Technical and Professional Schools in the Portland Metro

 Institution Enrollment 
 Portland Community College
 Portland State University
 Clark College
 Mt Hood Community College
 Concordia University - Portland
 Clackamas Community College
 University of Portland
 George Fox University

 Pacific University

 Lewis and Clark College
 Washington State University - Vancouver
 Linfield College
 Reed College
 Marylhurst University
 Oregon Institute of Technology
 Warner Pacific College
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, 2017

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