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There were 35,487 housing units at an average density

There were 35,487 housing units at an average density of 1,484.8 per square mile (573.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.3% White, 2.0% African American, 1.0%Native American, 8.6% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.6% of the population. APPLE 661-4951 CPU Fan There were 33,289 households of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. IBM 42W2403 CPU Fan

The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female. ACER Aspire 9304WSMi CPU Fan At the time of the 2000 census, there were 25,079 households, of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. HP 610773-001 CPU Fan

The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.3.

City residents included 28.3% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. IBM ThinkPad R50p 1830 CPU Fan

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median household income was $51,737 and the median family income was $57,379. Males had a median income of $41,046 compared $30,172 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,680. IBM ThinkPad T61 8898 CPU Fan About 6.0% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. In 2007, 28% of people 25 and older held at least a bachelor's degree, while an additional 11% held an associate's degree. Those with less than a high school diploma made up 15% of the population, and 22% of residents had more than a high school diploma but less than a college degree. IBM ThinkPad R50p 2889 CPU Fan For the year 2011, the city had 180 violent crimes reported to law enforcement, and 2,154 reports of property crimes.[67] The violent crime rate was 157.2 per 100,000 people compared to a national average of 309.3[68] and 287 for Oregon.[69] Property crime nationally was 3,335[68] per 100,000 compared to 3,203 in Hillsboro, and 4,402 for the state.[69] IBM ThinkPad R50p 1830 CPU Fan Violent offenses include forcible rape, robbery, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, and burglary.[67] Statistics published by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission showed a slight downward trend in the Washington County crime rate between 1991 and 2005. IBM ThinkPad R50 1829 CPU Fan

The rate for index crimes, a group comprising the combined violent offenses and property crimes mentioned above, was 3,930 per 100,000 in 1991 and rose to 4,440 per 100,000 in 1997 before falling to 3,410 per 100,000 in 2005.

Manufacturing is the leading employment sector in Hillsboro, employing 24% of the workforce, IBM ThinkPad R50P CPU Fan followed by health care, education, and social services with a total of 15%.[64] Retail employment constitutes 12%, construction makes up 7%, and 13% of workers are employed in the administrative, scientific, professional, or waste management industries.[64] Sixty-eight percent of workers commute alone to the workplace, and eight percent use public transportation.[64] IBM Thinkpad W500 CPU Fan

The average one-way commute time is about 24 minutes.[64]

Many technology companies operate in Hillsboro, making it the center of Oregon's Silicon Forest.[72][73] In particular,Intel's[74] largest site is in Hillsboro, and includes three large campuses: Ronler Acres, Compaq Presario CQ41-206TU CPU Fan Jones Farm, and Hawthorn Farm, along with several smaller campuses that employ about 16,000 workers.[75] Other high-tech companies operating facilities in Hillsboro include Yahoo!,[76] Credence Systems, Synopsys, Epson,[77] Salesforce,[78] and Sun Microsystems High-End Operations. Hillsboro is the corporate headquarters for TriQuint Semiconductor,[75]  SONY Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ CPU Fan

Lattice Semiconductor, RadiSys, and Planar Systems among others.[79]

In 2006, Genentech announced plans to locate a packaging and distribution facility on 100 acres (0.40 km2) in Hillsboro.[80] The $400 million facility opened in 2010, which Oregon officials hoped would eventually also be used for research and development for the biotechnology company.[81] HP G62-374CA CPU Fan

Other biotech or medical companies based in Hillsboro include FEI Company and Acumed.[82]

The city is also a landing point on three fiber optic cable systems linking the United States across the Pacific Ocean: C2C, Southern Cross Cable, and VSNL Transpacific. These cable landings, lower energy costs, and tax breaks led to a boom of data centers being built starting about 2010.[83] HP Pavilion dv5-1203eg CPU Fan

 Data centers include those for Adobe, NetApp, Umpqua Bank, and Fortune Data Centers.

Hillsboro serves as the corporate headquarters for Rodgers Instruments, ClearEdge Power, Soloflex, Norm Thompson Outfitters,Eid Passport, and Parr Lumber, among others. Fujitsu and NEC Corporation formerly had factories in Hillsboro.[84] HP Pavilion dv7-3131ez CPU Fan

The Hatfield Government Center in Hillsboro is the western terminus of the MAX Blue Line, part of the Portland metropolitan area's light-rail system.[85] The presence of MAX prompted the development of the pedestrian-oriented community of Orenco Station within Hillsboro.[86][87] (See also: Orenco, Oregon.) Dell Vostro 3450 CPU Fan Orenco Station was called the Best Planned Community of 1999 by the National Association of Home Builders.[88] It was also named "Best new burb" by Sunset magazine in 2006.[89] Hillsboro overall was listed on CNN Money Magazine's list of best places to live in 2010 for cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 residents.[90] The city came in at 92, the highest ranking for any city in the state. SONY Vaio VGN-CR23/N CPU Fan Hillsboro's primary commercial cores are concentrated along Tualatin Valley Highway and Cornell Road. Additionally, the Tanasbourne neighborhood is a regional shopping area on the eastern edge of the city.[91] The neighborhood is home to the lifestyle shopping center The Streets of Tanasbourne.[92] HP Pavilion dv6-3043tx CPU Fan

 The $55 million outdoor complex with 368,000 square feet (34,200 m2) of retail space opened in 2004 with Meier & Frank (later Macy's) as the anchor tenant.[91][92]

The other large shopping center in the city is The Sunset Esplanade, located along Tualatin Valley Highway.[93HP Pavilion dv6-3163eo CPU Fan

] In November 2005, the world's largest Costco, a warehouse club store, opened in Hillsboro.[94] The store, with 205,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of floor space, is about 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) bigger than the average Costco.[95]

Wineries near the city include Oak Knoll Winery, established in 1970, the oldest and largest winery in Washington County.[96][97] HP Pavilion dv7-1003eo CPU Fan

 Helvetia Winery & Vineyards to the north of Hillsboro started in the 1980s.[54] Wineries to the south include Gypsy Dancer Estates Winery and Raptor Ridge.[98] Local wines include pinot noir, pinot gris, and chardonnay.

Within the city are three commercial movie theaters with a total of 30 screens. Dell Vostro 3450 CPU Fan This includes the Venetian Theatre that re-opened at the site of the old Town Theater in 2008.[100] The Oregon Chorale (a 60-person symphonic choir),[101] a men's barbershop chorus,[102]the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre are also located in Hillsboro.[103]  HP Pavilion dv7-3067nr CPU Fan The orchestra was founded in 2001 under the direction of Stefan Minde.[104] In 2004, the city opened the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in a remodeled church in downtown.[79] The center provides space for galleries and performances, as well as classrooms for art instruction.[79] The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is located on the northern edge of the city.[105] SONY Vaio VGN-CR23/N CPU Fan

The Washington County Museum returned to downtown Hillsboro in 2012 when it moved into the Civic Center.[106]

Hillsboro operates two library branches. Opened in 2007 after a smaller location was closed, the 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) main branch is located in the north-central section of the city.[107] HP Pavilion dv7-1129wm CPU Fan

 The older, smaller second branch is in Shute Park in the southwest area of the city. The Hillsboro libraries are part of Washington County Cooperative Library Services, which allows residents to use other libraries in the county and includes interlibrary loans.

AM radio station KUIK, the twice-weekly Hillsboro Argus newspaper, and the Hillsboro Tribune are based in Hillsboro. HP Pavilion G72-b15EV CPU Fan The Argus is published on Tuesday and Friday, and has been in circulation since 1873.[109] KUIK is a 5,000-watt station broadcasting at the 1360 frequency. The Tribune started in September 2012 and publishes twice per month.The city is also served by Portland area media outlets including The OregonianWillamette Week, and all broadcast stations. Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX CPU Fan Hillsboro's Department of Parks and Recreation operates more than 20 facilities, including Hillsboro Stadium. There are 23 parks, two sports complexes, the Walters Cultural Arts Center, the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, and three other mixed-use facilities.[111] The city also owns the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve along the Tualatin River on the south side of the community.[ HP Pavilion dv7-3080eg CPU Fan

South of city is Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint, which is day-use only, and is the closest state park to Hillsboro. L.L. "Stub" Stewart Memorial State Park is the closest full-service state park.

Local golf courses include The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club (36 holes) that was completed in 1997, Meriwether National Golf Course (27 holes) established in 1961, HP Pavilion dv9233ca CPU Fan

and the 9-hole McKay Creek Golf Course that was built in 1995.[113] Other courses in the area include Killarney West Golf Club (9 holes), Rock Creek Country Club (18 holes), Forest Hills Country Club (18 holes), and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (36 holes).

Hillsboro's annual Fourth of July Parade is the second-largest Independence Day parade in Oregon.[ HP Envy 14-1195la CPU Fan The Oregon International Air Show, Oregon's largest air show, is held each year during the summer at the Hillsboro Airport.[64] Each summer the city offers a free concert series at Shute Park (Showtime at Shute),[116] while the Washington County Fair is held annually at the county fairgrounds adjacent to the airport.[117] HP Pavilion dv6-2115sf CPU Fan Two farmers' markets operate in the city, a Saturday one in downtown and a Sunday one in Orenco Station, both operating from May to October.[64] The Saturday market began in 1982 and sells arts and crafts, food, produce, and plants.[118] On Tuesdays during the summer, the Hillsboro Markets operates a market that sells craftwork, food, and artwork downtown.[64] HP Pavilion dv7-3067nr CPU Fan

Additionally, a similar market operates on Wednesdays from June through August in the Tanasbourne neighborhood.[119]

The city has one professional sports team, the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League. The baseball team relocated from Yakima, Washington in 2012 and begins play at Hillsboro Ballpark for the 2013 Minor League Baseball season. HP Pavilion dv7-1129wm CPU Fan Hillsboro operates under a council-manager form of city government. Voters elect six at-large councilors and a mayor, who each serve four-year terms, subject to a charter-imposed limitation of two consecutive terms.[121] The mayor and council appoint a city manager to conduct the ordinary business of the city. HP Pavilion G72-b15EV CPU Fan Policy decisions are the responsibility of the council and mayor. Administrative functions are carried out by the manager and manager-appointed staff.[122] Government functions are centered at the Hillsboro Civic Center, which houses the office of the city manager and is the location of the twice-monthly city council meetings.[121] HP Pavilion dv6-2140se CPU Fan

As of January 2011, Jerry Willey was mayor with Nenice Andrews, Aron Carleson, Darell Lumaco, Steve Callaway, Olga Acuña, and Mike Castillo as the city counselors.[123] Michael Brown serves as the city's manager.[124]

Hillsboro operates its own library system, fire department, parks department, water system, and police department.[61] SONY Vaio VGN-SZ6RXN/C CPU Fan

 The Hillsboro Fire Department has five stations, and the Hillsboro Police Department operates two standard precincts and a mobile precinct.[61][125][126] Wastewater treatment is provided through the county-wide Clean Water Services.

At the federal level, Hillsboro lies in Oregon's 1st congressional district, represented by Suzanne Bonamici.[127] HP Pavilion dv7-2130ev CPU Fan In theState Senate, Hillsboro is in District 15, represented by (Bruce Starr), and District 13, represented by (Larry George), abuts to the south. In the House, Districts 29 (Katie Eyre Brewer) and 30 (Shawn Lindsay) cover the city.[128] Parts of county commissioner districts 1 (Dick Schouten), 2 (Desari Strader), and 4 (Andy Duyck) overlap the city.[129] ACER eMachines G520 CPU Fan

In addition, Hillsboro lies within District 4 (Kathryn Harrington) of the Metro regional government.

Public schools in Hillsboro are operated by the Hillsboro School District (1J). The district is a unified school districtwith twenty-three elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools.[64] HP Pavilion dv5-2132dx CPU Fan

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