Hillsborough, NC
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Hillsborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,415 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 86.15% 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 sales jobs (10.39%), healthcare (10.39%), and management occupations (10.12%).

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.

Of important note, Hillsborough is also a town of artists. Hillsborough has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hillsborough’s character.

The population of Hillsborough is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.90% of adults in Hillsborough have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2010 was $23,520, 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 $94,080 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. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .

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

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