Tigard is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. Tigard is the 12th largest community in Oregon.
Living in Tigard offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Tigard there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tigard and residents tend to have moderate political views.
Recreation is tops here, with Tigard’s Cook Park providing access to the Tualatin River, , a calm waterway that is popular with paddlers. The Fanno Creek Greenway Trail
(as well as the Tualatin River Water Trail) connects Cook Park to the Tualatin Community Park. Highlights of this trail include wetlands and ponds, oak forest and the flowered landscape of the Tupling Butterfly Garden.
Main Street, located in Tigard’s downtown, is home to where visitors may create a glass masterpiece at the area’s only public glass blowing art studio. A few favorite local restaurants and a brewery also attract many to this reinvigorated downtown street.
Tigard is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tigard is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tigard who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), sales jobs (12.32%), and management occupations (11.37%).
Also of interest is that Tigard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Tigard telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.23% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Tigard, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Tigard is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Tigard a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Tigard use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Tigard‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Tigard ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tigard, 44.29% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Tigard in 2018 was $40,767, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,068 for a family of four. However, Tigard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tigard is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tigard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tigard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Tigard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tigard include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Tigard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.