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 39,704 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 89.97% 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 (13.25%), office and administrative support (11.32%), and sales jobs (10.89%).

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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Hillsborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.49 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hillsborough. 59.21% 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 $53,515, 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 $214,060 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 (19.79%).

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