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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Hillsboro is a town in Texas with a population of 8,333. Hillsboro is in Hill County. Living in Hillsboro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Hillsboro and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Hillsboro...
Population
8,333

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    118.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    344.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,205.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Hillsboro

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,651
National
$55,322
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Hillsboro Reviews

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My overall experience of Hillsboro, Tx is okay! I grew up here and I do love it, but there are things that I would like to see change. I believe that our schools are overcrowded and a new school needs to be built. I also would like to see more of the community become involved in the youth.
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I've actually been in and out of Hillsboro Texas frequently over the years. It's a very simple place with a country setting that is somewhat calmer than my stay in the city of Dallas. Although the scenery does get somewhat tiresome, It has that "nostalgic" feeling but that probably because I attended college there for a while.
Sadly this is a rundown town with little interest in furthering education or advancing technology. There is a rampant drug problem and half the town seems stuck in the 1950s socially, morally and economically.