Hillsboro, Illinois Population 2024

5,783

Hillsboro is a city located in Montgomery County Illinois. Hillsboro has a 2024 population of 5,783. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County.Hillsboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,856 in 2020.

The average household income in Hillsboro is $69,469 with a poverty rate of 15.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hillsboro is 40.2 years, 37.1 years for males, and 50.1 years for females.

Hillsboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hillsboro was:

  • White: 83.59%
  • Black or African American: 11.7%
  • Two or more races: 2.4%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
886.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.25% (-73)
The current population of Hillsboro, Illinois is 5,783 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,856.

Hillsboro, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,74283.59%
Black or African American66411.7%
Two or more races1362.4%
Other race1312.31%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hillsboro Population by Race

Hillsboro Population Pyramid 2024

Hillsboro Median Age

40.2

Total

37.1

Male

50.1

Female

Hillsboro Adults

There are 4,694 adults, (979 of whom are seniors) in Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hillsboro Sex Ratio

Female1,87833.1%
Male3,79566.9%

Hillsboro Population by Age

Hillsboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6562.267327
Non Family7571.156040
Married6803.1184.115.9
Female1152.5668.731.3
Male1044.441000
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3.06

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hillsboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hillsboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hillsboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 89.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.71%.

Hillsboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,205

Average Earnings

$36,362

Average Male

$31,250

Average Female

Hillsboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hillsboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hillsboro Language

95.2% of Hillsboro residents speak only English, while 4.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

Hillsboro Language

Hillsboro Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,57053815.07%
Hispanic1062523.58%
Black55100%
Other5247.69%
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15.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.23%

Male Poverty Rate

12.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hillsboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hillsboro is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hillsboro is Other, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.49%.

Hillsboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.58%
Some College15.82%
Bachelors or Greater14.15%
High School4.99%
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Hillsboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed11.49%
Female Unemployed7.5%
Female Employed2.09%
Male Unemployed
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Hillsboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hillsboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hillsboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hillsboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hillsboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hillsboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hillsboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

494

Number of Veterans

452

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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Hillsboro Veterans by War

count

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Hillsboro Veterans by Age

count

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Hillsboro Veterans by Race

Hillsboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hillsboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

30%

Labor Force Participation

28.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hillsboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hillsboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hillsboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.1%

Born in Hillsboro

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Hillsboro residents were born in the United States, with 80.1% having been born in Illinois. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hillsboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,678-21-0.37%
20285,699-21-0.37%
20275,720-21-0.37%
20265,741-21-0.36%
20255,762-21-0.36%
20245,783-21-0.36%
20235,804-21-0.36%
20225,825-21-0.36%
20215,846-10-0.17%
20205,856-108-1.81%
20195,964-48-0.8%
20186,012-14-0.23%
20176,026-40-0.66%
20166,066-4-0.07%
20156,070-87-1.41%
20146,1573345.74%
20135,823-221-3.66%
20126,044-134-2.17%
20116,178-31-0.5%
20106,2091,85042.44%
20004,359-41-0.93%
19904,400-8-0.18%
19804,4081413.3%
19704,267350.83%
19604,232912.2%
19504,141-373-8.26%
19404,514791.78%
19304,435-639-12.59%
19205,0741,65048.19%
19103,424
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Hillsboro Population by Year