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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 a dozen colleges and universities within 50 miles to keep businesses competitive. 

  Portland MSA Hillsboro
Source: PSU Population Research Center 2019 Certified Estimate, US Census Bureau American Community Survey 2018 5-Year Estimates, Oregon Employment Department, QCEW & LAUS 2018
 Population
 2,417,931  103,350
 Total Civilian Labor Force  1,299,427  58,434
 Labor Force Participation Rate  66.8% 70.8%
 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 2018 5-Year Estimates
 High School Graduate or Higher  88%  91.8%  89.7%
 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher  32%  38.9%  40.7%
 Median Household Income  $60,293  $70,724  $78,144
 Poverty Status (Past 12 Months)  14.1%  11.4%  10%

 

Major Universities, Technical and Professional Schools in the Portland Metro

 Institution Enrollment 
 Portland Community College  31,719
 Portland State University
 26,021
 Concordia University  5,664
 University of Portland
 4,253
 George Fox University
 4,070

 Pacific University

 3,875
 Washington State University - Vancouver
 3,585
 Lewis and Clark College
 3,250
Oregon Health & Science University
 3,017
 Linfield  1,989
 Reed College  1,417
 University of Western States
 1,049
 Warner Pacific College  817
 American College of Healthcare Sciences
 788
 Pacific Northwest College of Art  642
Source: Portland Business Journal, Fall 2019 Enrollment

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