Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,568 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 127th largest community in North Carolina.
Hillsborough real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Hillsborough house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Hillsborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsborough is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsborough who work in teaching (11.09%), management occupations (11.09%), and healthcare (9.55%).
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.
Even though Hillsborough is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Hillsborough are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.88% of adults in Hillsborough have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2010 was $25,362, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,448 for a family of four. However, Hillsborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Hillsborough also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.