Hillsboro, TX
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Hillsboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,321 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hillsboro is the 246th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsboro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro who work in sales jobs (11.55%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and food service (9.16%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.50 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Hillsboro with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.47% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillsboro in 2010 was $15,625, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,500 for a family of four. However, Hillsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Hillsboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.59% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Hillsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hillsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hillsboro, accounting for 42.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hillsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hillsboro include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.

Hillsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.55%.

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

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