Hillsborough, CA
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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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Hillsborough is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hillsborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hillsborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

In addition, Hillsborough has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.67%).

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



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