Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 11,431 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 95.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsborough is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsborough who work in management occupations (24.79%), sales jobs (13.51%), and healthcare (12.22%).
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 9.07% 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.
In addition, Hillsborough is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Hillsborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hillsborough a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hillsborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hillsborough’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Hillsborough, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Hillsborough is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town 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 77.06% 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 2010 was $116,164, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $464,656 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.
Hillsborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.67%.
The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.