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Hillsboro is a city in Washington County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for David Hill, settler.

The latitude of Hillsboro is 45.523N. The longitude is -122.988W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 194 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,709.


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Median household income
Local
$51,737
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hillsboro demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hillsborough
· East Tualaty Plains
· East Tualatin Plain
· Columbia
Public transportation: TriMet (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 182. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "The Empire Strikes Back"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee People, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Washington County Fair - July 26-29, 2007
  • Hillsboro Celebration - Aug. 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hillsboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hagg Lake
Historic sites and museums: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 91

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hillsboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97007 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Hillsboro residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hillsboro ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hillsboro was $21,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

30% of Hillsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hillsboro festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hillsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $702.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,267.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hillsboro include Shute Park Branch, Tanasbourne Main Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hillsboro include Hillsboro Argus

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Politics

Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hillsboro political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hillsboro workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hillsboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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