Hillsborough, NJ
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Living in Hillsborough


Hillsborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 39,951 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 46th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Hillsborough are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Hillsborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.50% 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 management occupations (13.64%), business and financial occupations (10.68%), and office and administrative support (10.42%).

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.

Because of many things, Hillsborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hillsborough a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hillsborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hillsborough’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Hillsborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hillsborough, the average commute to work is 32.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hillsborough is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hillsborough area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hillsborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hillsborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.64% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hillsborough in 2018 was $55,907, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $223,628 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillsborough's cultural character, accounting for 20.58% of the town’s population.

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