Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2021

7,119
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Hillsborough is a city located in Orange County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,119, it is the 115th largest city in North Carolina and the 3923rd largest city in the United States . Hillsborough is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually but its population has increased by 16.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,087 in 2010. Hillsborough reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Hillsborough has a population density of 1,267 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hillsborough is $98,549 with a poverty rate of 12.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,025 per month, and the median house value is $261,200. The median age in Hillsborough is 39.7 years, 39.4 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Hillsborough Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hillsboroughwas:

  • White: 64.13%
  • Black or African American: 20.93%
  • Other race: 7.20%
  • Asian: 3.57%
  • Native American: 2.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hillsborough, North Carolina is 7,119 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,161.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,087.

Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,56364.13%
Black or African American1,48920.93%
Some Other Race5127.20%
Asian2543.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1552.18%
Two or More Races1422.00%
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Hillsborough Population by Race

Hillsborough Population Pyramid $2021

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Hillsborough Median Age

39.7


Total

39.4


Male

40.2


Female

Hillsborough Adults

There are 5,624 adults, (1,104 of whom are seniors) in Hillsborough.

Hillsborough Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Hillsborough Sex Ratio

Female

3,589

50.44%

Male

3,526

49.56%

Hillsborough Population by Age

Hillsborough Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hillsborough Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male19.7%80.3%
Non Family35.8%64.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Female66.4%33.6%
Married90.7%9.3%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hillsborough Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7392.4665.3
Married1,3523.2290.7
Non Family1,0711.2435.8
Female2503.0566.4
Male664.2419.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Hillsborough Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade641.25%
9th to 12th Grade52710.27%
High School Graduate80315.65%
Some College85216.61%
Associates Degree2064.02%
Bachelors Degree1,46728.60%
Graduate Degree1,21123.61%
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Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3023,1772,176
Black1,069772166
Hispanic494323175
Other Race30116820
Asian167157125
2+ Races746724
Native American515120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.85%.

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,150$38,898$42,166
Less Than 9th Grade$16,070$16,070$
High School Graduate$18,673$18,325$42,813
Some College$26,042$34,688$21,644
Bachelors Degree$42,371$50,667$41,530
Graduate Degree$74,141$76,500$71,563

$41,150

Average Earnings

$38,898

Average Male

$42,166

Average Female

Hillsborough Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hillsborough Language by Age

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Hillsborough Language

84.27% of Hillsborough residents speak only English, while 15.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.10% of the population.

Hillsborough Language

Hillsborough Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,29446135.63%
White4,0992365.76%
Hispanic77212616.32%
Asian254124.72%

12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.16%

Male Poverty Rate

13.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hillsborough

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is Black, with 35.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is Asian, with 4.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.92%.

Hillsborough Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.49%
High School16.25%
Some College11.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.24%

Hillsborough Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed84.81%
Male Unemployed41.53%
Male Employed7.77%
Female Employed2.67%

Hillsborough Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hillsborough Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,598$98,549
Families$93,529$130,611
Married Families$117,019-
Non Families$44,071$48,194
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Income by Household Type

Hillsborough Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hillsborough Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Hillsborough Marital Status

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320

Number of Veterans

283

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam95
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War72
Korea44
World War II25

Hillsborough Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+98
65 to 7485
35 to 5462
55 to 6439
18 to 3436

Hillsborough Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2135.80%
Black776.39%
Asian3014.49%

Hillsborough Veterans by Race

Hillsborough Veterans by Education

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4.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hillsborough Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hillsborough Employment by Age

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Hillsborough Employment by Race

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Hillsborough Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.51%

Born in Hillsborough

90.15%

Native Born

9.85%

Foreign Born

5.75%

Non Citizen

4.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.15% of Hillsborough residents were born in the United States, with 45.51% having been born in North Carolina. 5.75% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,119-21-0.29%
20207,140-21-0.29%
20197,161-21-0.29%
20187,18270.10%
20177,1751171.66%
20167,058701.00%
20156,9881241.81%
20146,864-10-0.15%
20136,8741031.52%
20126,7711211.82%
20116,650430.65%
20106,6071,1611.95%
20005,4461,1832.48%
19904,2631,2443.51%
19803,0190.00%

Hillsborough Population by Year