Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,161 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 127th largest community in North Carolina.
Hillsborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.48% 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 healthcare (13.50%), teaching (12.91%), and management occupations (11.10%).
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: 7.98% 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hillsborough. 52.20% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2018 was $38,886, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,544 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 10.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.