Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2024

9,961

Hillsborough is a city located in Orange County North Carolina. Hillsborough has a 2024 population of 9,961. It is also the county seat of Orange County.Hillsborough is currently growing at a rate of 0.99% annually and its population has increased by 2.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,672 in 2020.

The average household income in Hillsborough is $119,656 with a poverty rate of 7.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hillsborough is 44.1 years, 46 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Hillsborough Demographics

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

  • White: 76.06%
  • Black or African American: 12.67%
  • Two or more races: 6.4%
  • Asian: 2.34%
  • Other race: 2.07%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,773.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.99% (289)
The current population of Hillsborough, North Carolina is 9,961 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,672.

Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,25276.06%
Black or African American1,20812.67%
Two or more races6106.4%
Asian2232.34%
Other race1972.07%
Native American440.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hillsborough Population by Race

Hillsborough Population Pyramid 2024

Hillsborough Median Age

44.1

Total

46

Male

43.9

Female

Hillsborough Adults

There are 7,532 adults, (1,530 of whom are seniors) in Hillsborough.

Hillsborough Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hillsborough Sex Ratio

Female4,91751.57%
Male4,61748.43%

Hillsborough Population by Age

Hillsborough Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,9882.2963.936.1
Married2,0852.9283.916.1
Non Family1,5071.2341.258.8
Female3002.8545.754.3
Male963.2443.856.3
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hillsborough 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

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.89%.

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$57,646

Average Earnings

$64,523

Average Male

$55,238

Average Female

Hillsborough Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hillsborough Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hillsborough Language

91.17% of Hillsborough residents speak only English, while 8.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.48% of the population.

Hillsborough Language

Hillsborough Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,8373174.64%
Black94225527.07%
Hispanic75012016%
Other1949750%
Multiple590477.97%
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7.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.32%

Male Poverty Rate

6.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hillsborough

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is Other, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is White, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.38%.

Hillsborough Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.83%
High School20.24%
Some College8.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.15%
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Hillsborough Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.05%
Male Unemployed28.83%
Male Employed3.45%
Female Employed2.31%
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Hillsborough Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hillsborough Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hillsborough Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hillsborough Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hillsborough Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hillsborough Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hillsborough Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

558

Number of Veterans

501

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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Hillsborough Veterans by War

count

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Hillsborough Veterans by Age

count

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Hillsborough Veterans by Race

Hillsborough Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hillsborough Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hillsborough Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hillsborough Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hillsborough 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

44.07%

Born in Hillsborough

93.84%

Native Born

6.16%

Foreign Born

3.44%

Non Citizen

2.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.84% of Hillsborough residents were born in the United States, with 44.07% having been born in North Carolina. 3.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hillsborough Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,451980.95%
202810,353980.96%
202710,255980.96%
202610,157980.97%
202510,059980.98%
20249,961980.99%
20239,863981%
20229,765981.01%
20219,667-5-0.05%
20209,6722,52135.25%
20197,151-30-0.42%
20187,18170.1%
20177,1741171.66%
20167,057630.9%
20156,9941271.85%
20146,867-8-0.12%
20136,8751031.52%
20126,7721221.83%
20116,650440.67%
20106,6061,16021.3%
20005,4461,18327.75%
19904,2631,24441.21%
19803,019
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Hillsborough Population by Year