Hillsborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,214 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Hillsborough is the 90th largest community in New Jersey.
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: 13.64% 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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
In Hillsborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hillsborough. 57.28% 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 $60,176, 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 $240,704 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. Hillsborough also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.53% of the town’s residents. 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 26.47% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.