Hillsborough, NJ
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Hillsborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 39,821 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 89.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsborough who work in management occupations (16.42%), office and administrative support (14.07%), and sales jobs (11.99%).

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.

Overall, Hillsborough’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Hillsborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Hillsborough is a pretty powerful place. 55.67% 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 2010 was $47,078, 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 $188,312 for a family of four.

Hillsborough is a very 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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Hillsborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.75%.

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