Hillsboro, TN
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Hillsboro is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 457 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the 363rd largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.45% of the Hillsboro workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hillsboro is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in community and social services (20.62%), sales jobs (13.40%), and healthcare suport services (13.40%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Hillsboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Hillsboro who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.39% of adults in Hillsboro have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $16,786, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,144 for a family of four.

Hillsboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hillsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include Scottish, English, German, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.

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