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Hillsborough
  • Suburb of Durham, NC

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Hillsborough is a suburb of Durham with a population of 7,162. Hillsborough is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Hillsborough offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillsborough there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hillsborough and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hillsborough are highly rated.

About

About Hillsborough...
Population
7,162

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$979
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Hillsborough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    452.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    54.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    274.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,991.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

Working in Hillsborough

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,591
National
$64,994

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