Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro: The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon. It is located in the Portland metropolitan area. Hillsboro is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Hillsboro Civic Center and the Hillsboro Museum of Art.


Hillsboro is a city located in the county of Washington in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its population at the 2010 census was 91,611 and a population density of 1,415 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 110,985 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1840.

Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon, just west of Portland. With over 100,000 residents, it is the fifth-largest city in Oregon.


Hillsboro has a strong economy focused on the high-tech industry, including sectors like semiconductors, software, hardware, and biotechnology. Major employers include Intel, FEI Company, and Genentech. The city continues to grow with new tech companies and startups.

Outdoors and Recreation

Hillsboro offers many outdoor activities for residents. The extensive parks system includes facilities for sports, walking trails, and nature areas. Nearby wine regions in the Willamette Valley provide opportunities for touring vineyards and wine tasting.

Arts and Entertainment

The city has a thriving arts scene centered around the Walters Cultural Arts Center and Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace. There are also historic areas like Downtown Hillsboro and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. The Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball team draws fans during summer.


Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Community College have campuses located right in Hillsboro. The Hillsboro School District provides strong K-12 education. High-achieving schools appeal to families moving into the area.

Growth and Location

Positioned just outside Portland, Hillsboro offers a small-city feel while being close to big-city amenities. Light rail and major transportation corridors make the commute convenient. New housing, retail, and office developments support Hillsboro's rapid population and economic growth.

Hillsboro locator map
Location of Hillsboro on Oregon map.

Quick Facts about Hillsboro

Population : 110,985 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Oregon (United States)
County : Washington County
Postal code : 97124, 97123
Phone Area Codes : 503, 971
Area : 64.74 km2
Named for : David Hill
Altitude : 636 feet / 194, 60 meters
Capital city : Hillsboro is capital of Washington County
Establishment : January 01, 1841 (183 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 05:10:26 (23rd July 2024)
Density : 1,714 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.46% (2010-2020)
Hillsboro Oregon collage image
Hillsboro Oregon collage
Hillsboro Oregon collage image


Hillsboro is located at 45°31'22"N 122°59'23"W (45.5228900, -122.9898300).

Hillsboro map

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The population of Hillsboro increased by 17.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1880 402 - census
1900 980 58.98% census
1910 2,016 51.39% census
2000 70,186 97.13% census
2010 91,611 23.39% census
2011 94,274 2.82% estimation process
2012 96,343 2.15% estimation process
2013 98,160 1.85% estimation process
2014 99,827 1.67% estimation process
2015 102,550 2.66% estimation process
2016 105,374 2.68% estimation process
2017 107,433 1.92% estimation process
2018 108,201 0.71% estimation process
2019 109,128 0.85% estimation process
2020 110,985 1.67% estimation process

Hillsboro zip code is 97123. County name: Washington, County fips: 41067

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People born in Hillsboro (35)

People born in Hillsboro, including author Lisa Gardner, musician Phil Haynes, rower Josh Inman, .


  • Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes (American cheerleader and television presenter) she was born in 17/05/1971
  • Ad Rutschman (American college sports coach) he was born in 30/10/1931
  • Benjamin P. Cornelius (American politician) he was born in 09/11/1850
  • Colt Lyerla (American football tight end, running back) he was born in 13/11/1992
  • Eddie Fisher (American musician) he was born in 17/12/1972
  • Scott Brosius (American professional baseball player, third baseman, coach) he was born in 15/08/1966
  • Jim Evenson (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 09/01/1947
  • Joseph C. Hare (American mayor) he was born in 15/06/1863
  • Kelly AuCoin (American actor) he was born in 14/02/1967
  • Mitch Meeuwsen (American football player) he was born in 20/04/1982
  • Rick Dancer (American journalist) he was born in 29/06/1959
  • Scott Kozak (American football player) he was born in 28/11/1965
  • Thomas Garrigus (Olympic shooter) he was born in 09/11/1946
  • Thomas Tongue (American judge) he was born in 12/02/1912
  • Tom Hughes (Oregon politician) he was born in 01/01/1943
  • Travis Knight (Businessperson and animator) he was born in 13/09/1973
  • Vern Olsen (American baseball player) he was born in 16/03/1918
  • Wally Backman (American baseball player) he was born in 22/09/1959

Schools in Hillsboro

College & universities near Hillsboro, OR

Code Name City ZIP
441168 Northwest College-Hillsboro Hillsboro (OR) 97123
209612 Pacific University Forest Grove (OR) 97116
210076 Pioneer Pacific College Beaverton (OR) 97005
209083 Northwest College-Beaverton Beaverton (OR) 97005
209533 Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland (OR) 97225

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Hillsboro, OR

Code Name Address Type
MNI Manning, Oregon 47000 Highway 26 BUS
PDG Portland, OR 550 NW 6th Avenue BUS
PDX Union Station 800 NW Sixth Ave. RAIL
VAN Vancouver station 1301 West 11th Street RAIL
ORC Oregon City station 1757 Washington Street RAIL

Post offices near Hillsboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hillsbor Post Office Hillsboro (OR) 97123
Hillsboro Dcu Post Office Hillsboro (OR) 97123
Corneliu Post Office Cornelius (OR) 97113
Evergreen Dcu Bvrtn Post Office Hillsboro (OR) 97124
North Plain Post Office North Plains (OR) 97133

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Washington County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Washington County , OR. (more)

City Name Population Title
Beaverton 98,957 The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon.
Tigard 56,049 The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon.
Aloha 49,425 A city in Clackamas County, Oregon.
Tualatin 27,481 City in Oregon, USA
Forest Grove 25,442 City in Oregon, USA
Bethany 20,646 Unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States
Sherwood 19,746 City in Oregon, USA
Cedar Mill 14,546 Unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon
Cornelius 13,116 City in Oregon, USA
Oak Hills 11,333 Census-designated place in Washington County, Oregon, United States
Rockcreek 9,316 Unincorporated community in Oregon
Cedar Hills 8,300 City in Utah County, Utah, United States
West Slope 6,554 Unincorporated suburb of Portland, in Washington County, Oregon, U.
Raleigh Hills 5,896 Census-designated neighborhood in Washington County, Oregon, United States
King City 4,408 City in Oregon, USA
Metzger 3,765 Unincorporated community, in Washington County, Oregon

Distance to Other Cities

Hillsboro distances to largest Oregon cities