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  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
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  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
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  7. Weather
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  8. Cost of Living
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  10. Outdoor Activities
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Hillsborough County is located in Florida with a population of 1,378,883. Hillsborough County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Hillsborough County, most residents own their homes. In Hillsborough County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hillsborough County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hillsborough County are highly rated.
Population
1,378,883

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Hillsborough County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    314.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    32
    40.7
  • Robbery
    104.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,400.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Hillsborough County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,137
National
$55,322

Hillsborough County Reviews

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Hillsborough County is a safe county with great schools, (public and private). The community has many beautiful subdivisions , upscale apartments and townhouses. Hillsborough County is a clean well kept County with your choice of specialty and grocery stores with very little crime. Patrols are never far away. There are a plethora of restaurants and lots of activity centers to keep children entertained. If you are adventurous enough you can find different hidden lakes to sit buy and relax and neighborhood parks with plenty for everyone to do. Not to mention the beautiful golf courses. Most of all everyone in Hillsborough County is so happy and friendly. It’s a great area to live in.
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I have lived in Hillsborough County for most of my life and I think it is an amazing place to grow up. The atmosphere is so inviting to anyone who comes. There are so many things to do in Hillsborough County and the schools have superb education. I love Hillsborough County so much, when I get older I want my kids to enjoy exactly what I did there, like the beaches and warm weather. Hillsborough County is a close community. The people are all so friendly and and inviting when you are new. I absolutely love Hillsborough County and recommend it to anyone who is trying to find a new place to live.
Hillsborough County has its ups and downs just like any other county. For most of my life I had lived in Hillsborough County and I can assure you although it has its ups and downs I can say that I do love living in this county. I had went to school here and I can say that although it's not the best you do meet people that you will connect with. It's always funny that everyone bond over each other about how bad the school is but to be honest it's not that bad. I think their education is quite reasonably good. I am currently attending a Hillsborough Community College and I can assure you that although it's a community college it's proven itself to be worthy of my money and education. Hillsborough overall is a very nice county to consider living in. You'll definitely meet a variety of people and find something new everyday.