Hillsborough, CA
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Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 11,451 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 403rd 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 95.35% 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 (27.93%), healthcare (13.40%), and sales jobs (10.88%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.50% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

For a small town, Hillsborough has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the subway. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Hillsborough exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hillsborough. 75.69% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2010 was $127,868, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $511,472 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 Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillsborough's cultural character, accounting for 23.00% of the town’s population.

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

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