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.

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 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%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hillsboro spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.50 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The rate of college-level education in Hillsboro is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.47% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillsboro's cultural character, accounting for 17.55% of the city’s population.

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

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