Hillsboro, MO
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Hillsboro is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 3,076 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the 203rd largest community in Missouri. Hillsboro has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hillsboro, where the median household income is $49,120.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in office and administrative support (15.85%), sales jobs (7.14%), and teaching (6.90%).

Also of interest is that Hillsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Hillsboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.79 minutes every day commuting to work.

Hillsboro is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Hillsboro is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.84% of adults 25 and older in Hillsboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $18,757, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,028 for a family of four. However, Hillsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.