Hillsboro is a city in as well as the county seat of Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Home to over 91,600 residents, Hillsboro currently ranks as the fifth-largest city in the state and an integral part of the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 2.3 million residents. Hillsboro is known for its high-tech industry and manufacturing (the latter being the leading employment sector in the city), in addition to more common industries such as retail, healthcare and transportation and logistics.
Hillsboro has been settled since at least the early 1840’s, when the area was settled by a small group of pioneers. Named “Hillsborough” in 1850, and was originally more of a logging town than anything else; with easy access to the Tualitin River, by the late 1860’s steamboats were seen almost daily in the area. With the coming of the railroads in the early 1870’s, Hillsboro’s population grew more rapidly, bringing in new industries and transforming the town from a sleepy suburb of burgeoning Portland into an economic entity all in its own. Today, Hillsboro is a vital suburb of Portland and the fifth-largest city in the state.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Hillsboro only reach into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, with overnight lows often falling down into the upper 40’s and lower 50’s, usually on the higher end thanks to the effects of the local Tualitin River. Snow is uncommon during the winter months, despite highs only reaching into the upper 40’s and lower 50’s and lows often dropping down into the upper 30’s. Rain is fairly common, as it’s located in the western Pacific Northwest, but that’s to be expected and has little impact on pricing or carrier availability into or out of Hillsboro.
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