Hillsborough, NJ
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Hillsborough profile


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.

Hillsborough is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

In Hillsborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Hillsborough is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Hillsborough, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Hillsborough is a pretty powerful place. 59.64% of the adults in Hillsborough have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.

In addition, Hillsborough has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.58%).

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