City Profile

The City of Tualatin, population 27,000, is a dynamic, vibrant community conveniently located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capital. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activities on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the Columbia River, while enjoying the natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area.

Tualatin’s population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available to residents through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. In the most recent satisfaction survey, 84 percent of residents rated the overall quality of life in Tualatin as “excellent” or “good.” Residents enjoy community amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping and dining establishments and a low tax rate.


The City of Tualatin is a southern suburb of Portland, Oregon. It is located along Interstate-5 between Interstate-205, Highway 99W, and Highway 217. In addition, the Westside Express Service (WES) commuter rail provides Tualatin residents and visitors access to the greater Portland Metropolitan region. Collectively, these major transportation facilities provide accessible, affordable, and easy movement of goods and people to, from, and within the region.


Throughout the last 10 years, the City of Tualatin has been one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon. Unlike many other sprawling regions, Tualatin continues to maintain a high standard of living, yet remains an affordable place to locate a family.

*All statistics were gathered from the 2010 Census, Oregon Prospector, & Business License Data.

 Economy-Workforce by Industry

The City of Tualatin recognizes that a fundamental element to the overall quality of life is the health of the community’s economy. As a result of long-range planning and thoughtful policy-making, the City of Tualatin enjoys a diverse economic base. In fact, the land breakdown and tax base (assessed value) in Tualatin is evenly split between residential land and commercial/industrial land. Tualatin is home to a vibrant destination retail lifestyle center and state of the art manufacturing and wholesale trade companies. Furthermore, these businesses are supported by numerous service industries located within the City.

Economy-Land Type Breakdown

Economy-Assessed Value Breakdown

Economy-Top 10 Employers

Economy-Top 10 Tax Payers

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Tualatin by the Numbers

1,384— Number of Business Licenses

20,418— Total Employees in Tualatin

$979.1 Million — Total Payroll in Tualatin