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.
Hillsborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.83% 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 computer science and math (11.70%), management occupations (10.40%), and teaching (9.76%).
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: 10.48% 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.
Because of many things, Hillsborough is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hillsborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hillsborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Hillsborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.38 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. 57.46% 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 $56,275, 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 $225,100 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 10.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillsborough include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Hillsborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.11%.
The most common language spoken in Hillsborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.