City Economic Profile

Tualatin’s relationship to road and rail access has provided a favorable environment for industrial development. The City is served by the Interstate 5, Interstate 205, and Highway 99W. In addition, the industrial area is bisected by two railroads: the Portland & Western Rail and Willamette & Pacific Rail. These transportation services enable manufacturing based businesses and wholesale trade companies to effectively move goods throughout the region and west coast.

Although Tualatin’s industrial areas are in a prime location and served well by transportation access, there is over 300 acres of vacant land within the current city boundary zoned for manufacturing and business park use. Several hundred more vacant employment lands exist outside of the city limits. These vacant lands represent a significant opportunity to increase local employment.

City Location

Counties: Washington County & Clackamas County
Location: North Willamette Valley
Nearest Major Highway: I-5, I-205
Nearest Major City and Distance: Portland, 12 miles
Elevation: 123′

Employment by Industries (as of 2016)

Manufacturing – 14.4%
Healthcare & Social Assistance – 11.7%
Retail Trade – 10.5%
Professional, Scientific, Tech Services – 9.2%
Accommodation & Food Service – 8.4%
Finance & Insurance – 7.3%
Educational Services – 6.9%
Construction – 4.7%
Wholesale Trade – 4.4%
Admin, Support, Waste Management Services – 3.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) – 3.8%
Transportation & Warehousing – 3.6%
Public – 2.8%
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing – 2.4%
Information – 2.4%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation – 2%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting – .6%
Other – .8%

Median Household Income

 2013          2014          2015          2016
$61,250    $65,903     $66,384     $71,896

Population

1970       1980       1990       2000       2010       2016
750       7,483     14,664     23,065    26,693    27,024

Source: Data USA, Oregon Blue Book, Oregon Department of Transportation, State of Oregon Map