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.
Hillsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in community and social services (34.18%), sales jobs (22.78%), and healthcare suport services (20.25%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.72% 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.
Being a small town, Hillsboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Hillsboro who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.13% of the adults in Hillsboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $15,996, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,984 for a family of four.
Hillsboro is an extremely 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 English, German, Welsh, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Hillsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.