Hillsboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,726 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the 295th largest community in Illinois.
Hillsboro is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in office and administrative support (11.66%), sales jobs (10.79%), and teaching (9.56%).
Being a small city, Hillsboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Hillsboro, just 9.36% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $11,886, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,544 for a family of four. However, Hillsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hillsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hillsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.