Hillsboro 77 Exceptional
Hillsboro Livability #25 ranked city in Oregon#4,888 ranked city in the USARanks better than 83% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Hillsboro Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Hillsboro Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Oregon
12222% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hillsboro cost of living
B- Hillsboro Crime Total crime is 32% lower than Oregon
Total crime
2,16616% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4716% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Hillsboro crime
C Hillsboro Employment Household income is 32% higher than Oregon
Median household income
$70,18027% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3992% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Hillsboro employment
B+ Hillsboro Housing Home value is 3% higher than Oregon
Median home value
$255,70038% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,17624% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Hillsboro real estate or Hillsboro rentals
C- Hillsboro Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Oregon
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:150% higher than the US average
Hillsboro K-12 schools
B- Hillsboro User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Hillsboro
Overall user rating
70% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 10 total surveys
all Hillsboro poll results

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      Living in Hillsboro, OR

      Located in the state of Oregon, Hillsboro is a moderately-sized city with a population of 100,462 residents. In Hillsboro, there are 3,940 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Hillsboro might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 52% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Hillsboro is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Oregon, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Hillsboro, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education, employment and more.

      Hillsboro, OR receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #25 in Oregon and #4,157 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Hillsboro could be a great choice! For each of the livability categories, we know that Hillsboro ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and housing (B+). Hillsboro does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hillsboro, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, A Nose For Wine, and Oregon International Airshow.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Hillsboro apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

      Hillsboro real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hillsboro. The median home price for Hillsboro homes is $255,700, which is 3.4% higher than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hillsboro, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 21.7% lower than the Oregon average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Hillsboro were 7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.5%.

      Hillsboro transportation information

      Average one way commute24min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.2%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.7%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.6%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home3.9%6.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)29711

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      Source: The Hillsboro, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).