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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Hillsboro is a town in Ohio with a population of 6,528. Hillsboro is in Highland County. Living in Hillsboro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in Hillsboro and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Hillsboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    292.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,661.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Hillsboro

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,209
National
$55,322

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Hillsboro Reviews

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I have lived in Hillsboro Community for 40 years. There is a major drug problem here, just like every where else in the United States. We do have small minded ignorant people that truly have no intention of ever changing! The one thing we have plenty of is Individuals who care about our neighbors! When passing a stranger in a car or walking a wave of a hand in greeting. People who would help a friend or stranger alike. We don't have much choices in restaurants mainly pizza, hamburger Chinese and Mexican. We definitely need more choices. We are slow paced little town . We can sit on our porches and not worry about drive by shootings, our kids can play in the yard visit their friends down the street and come home safe. We help one another and watch out for each other! If you need the hassle and bustle of city life this is not the place for you. If you love nature come on over and join us. We have all kinds of wild life. Rolling hills, lakes, streams and a quiet relaxing life!
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Hillsboro is a pretty small town, with a population of about 6,580 people. It's where I have grown up, and I've grown to love it. People say there isn't much to it, but when you don't take for granted the simple/small things, it's a place where you'll always feel at home. I've met great friends who I know will last a lifetime, thankfully! Hillsboro has kind people, and I couldn't ask for much more.
Hillsboro is a small city (it has a population of about 6500 people) and it doesn't have a lot. What it does have, though, is churches. There's at least 20 churches in the Hillsboro area, most of which worship different denominations of Christianity. There's also a lot of pizza places, including two separate locations for Pizza Hut (one delivers, one doesn't). Overall, it's a pretty average city.