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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 2018 Certified Estimate, US Census Bureau American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates, Oregon Employment Department, QCEW 2017 & LAUS 2017
 2,451,560  101,920
 Total Civilian Labor Force  1,310,510  58,194
 Labor Force Participation Rate  66.6%  71.1%
 Unemployment Rate  3.9%  3.4%


 An educated workforce and growing companies translate into above average earnings

   US Portland MSA Hillsboro
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-Year Estimates
 High School Graduate or Higher  87.3%  91.5%  88.8%
 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher  30.9%  37.9%  38.7%
 Median Household Income  $57,652  $66,657  $75,599
 Poverty Status  14.6%  12.3%  10.8%


Major Universities, Technical and Professional Schools in the Portland Metro

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

 Pacific University

 Washington State University - Vancouver
 Lewis and Clark College
 Linfield College
 Reed College
 University of Western States
 American College of Healthcare Sciences
 Warner Pacific College
Source: Portland Business Journal, Fall 2018 Enrollment

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