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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Hillsborough is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 5,956. Hillsborough is in Hillsborough County. Living in Hillsborough offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Hillsborough and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    168.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,044.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Hillsborough

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,513
National
$55,322

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Hillsborough Reviews

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Hillsborough is a quiet town in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire of approximately 5500 people. It has many good restaurants and has a couple stores including a Shaw's Supermarket, with one of the only vehicle light-bulb factories in the US, Osram Sylvania, which employs a good number of the town. Right now Walmart is trying to move in as well. Hillsborough has a somewhat quiet history as well, despite the fact that the 14th US President Franklin Pierce spent his first 35 years in the town and the town has always been the economic hub of the region. The town itself has many young people, though a critique coming from the youth is that the town could use more opportunities for entertainment and work, perhaps a movie theater or a bowling alley.
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If you’re looking to purchase a home and don’t mind commuting about 30 minutes to the major towns of Keene, Concord, Manchester, then this is a great place for you to get great value with a great home.
Mostly mom-and-pop shops, no chain restaurants except McDonald's. Has a Shaw's, Rite Aid, Dunkin Dounts, and many gas stations.