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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
 Population
 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
 33,789
 Portland State University
 27,179
 Clark College
 12,387
 Mt Hood Community College
 9,258
 Clackamas Community College
 9,209
 Concordia University - Portland
 5,815
 University of Portland
 4,280
 George Fox University
 4,140

 Pacific University

 3,985
 Washington State University - Vancouver
 3,577
 Lewis and Clark College
 3,396
 Linfield College
 1,980
 Reed College
 1,503
 University of Western States
 1,494
 American College of Healthcare Sciences
 767
 Warner Pacific College
 755
Source: Portland Business Journal, Fall 2018 Enrollment

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