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Hillsborough, CA
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Living in Hillsborough


Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 11,387 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 401st largest community in California.

Hillsborough home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Hillsborough real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hillsborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsborough is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsborough who work in management occupations (27.96%), business and financial occupations (13.66%), and sales jobs (13.62%).

Also of interest is that Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.72% 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.

Hillsborough is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hillsborough’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Hillsborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hillsborough, the average commute to work is 32.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Hillsborough has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hillsborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hillsborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 81.11% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2018 was $154,978, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $619,912 for a family of four.

Hillsborough is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hillsborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Eastern European.

Hillsborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.00%.

The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.


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