Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2020

7,495

Hillsborough is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,495, it is the 109th largest city in North Carolina and the 3779th largest city in the United States. Hillsborough is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 23.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,087 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Hillsborough has a population density of 1,334 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hillsborough is $92,367 with a poverty rate of 13.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,002 per month, and the median house value is $242,100. The median age in Hillsborough is 38.7 years, 39.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.4 males.

Hillsborough Demographics

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

  • White: 66.07%
  • Black or African American: 23.25%
  • Other race: 5.62%
  • Asian: 2.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hillsborough, North Carolina is 7,495, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,239.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,087.

Hillsborough, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,68066.07%
Black or African American1,64723.25%
Some Other Race3985.62%
Asian1522.15%
Two or More Races1492.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.80%

Hillsborough Population Pyramid 2020

Hillsborough Median Age

38.7


Total

39.4


Male

37.5


Female

Hillsborough Adults

There are 5,475 adults, (861 of whom are seniors) in Hillsborough.

Hillsborough Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hillsborough Sex Ratio

Female

3,861

54.51%

Male

3,222

45.49%

Hillsborough Households and Families

Hillsborough Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hillsborough Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.7%9.3%
All67.5%32.5%
Female49.3%50.7%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Male24.6%75.4%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6032.5767.5
Married1,3083.2590.7
Non Family8241.1244.5
Female3532.9549.3
Male1184.1424.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hillsborough Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade621.26%
9th to 12th Grade51010.38%
High School Graduate82516.79%
Some College93719.06%
Associates Degree2765.62%
Bachelors Degree1,15423.48%
Graduate Degree1,15123.42%

Hillsborough Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2443,0941,933
Black1,130837188
Hispanic33521084
Other Race212117
Asian11910677
Multiple Races655914
Native American37379

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 64.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,833$36,875$40,548
Less Than High School$16,222$15,969$
High School Grad$19,174$18,581$29,271
Some College$21,903$35,033$18,580
Bachelors Degree$44,089$58,456$41,453
Graduate Degree$71,012$74,167$68,125

$38,833

Average Earnings

$36,875

Average Male

$40,548

Average Female

Hillsborough Language

Hillsborough Language by Age

Hillsborough Language

88.29% of Hillsborough residents speak only English, while 11.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.67% of the population.

Hillsborough Poverty

Hillsborough Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,45849433.88%
White4,2852756.42%
Hispanic59911719.53%
Asian152138.55%

13.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.14%

Male Poverty Rate

15.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hillsborough

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is Black, with 33.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hillsborough is White, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.39%
High School14.64%
Some College14.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed91.15%
Male Unemployed34.58%
Male Employed7.98%
Female Employed5.83%

Hillsborough Income

Hillsborough Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,038$92,367
Families$83,275$116,256
Married Families$112,600-
Non Families$42,563$40,251

Hillsborough Marital Status

Hillsborough Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hillsborough Married by Age and Sex

Hillsborough 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 35-44.

Hillsborough Marital Status by Race

Hillsborough Veterans

353

Number of Veterans

331

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam150
First Gulf War79
Korea42
Second Gulf War17
World War II10
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74116
35 to 5486
75+82
55 to 6464
18 to 345
Name Veterans % of Total
White2346.41%
Black1198.74%

$Hillsborough Veterans by Education

4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hillsborough Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hillsborough Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.52%

Born in North Carolina

92.53%

Native Born

7.47%

Foreign Born

4.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.53% of Hillsborough residents were born in the United States, with 53.52% having been born in North Carolina. 4.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,4951281.74%
20197,3671281.77%
20187,239190.26%
20177,2201281.80%
20167,092871.24%
20157,0051301.89%
20146,875-10-0.15%
20136,8851041.53%
20126,7811221.83%
20116,659420.63%
20106,6171,1711.97%
20005,4461,1832.48%
19904,2631,2443.51%
19803,0190.00%