Hillsboro, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Hillsboro, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Hillsboro had a population of 5,895 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Hillsboro is located at latitude 39.1612 and longitude -89.4937 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hillsboro encompass a land area of 6.55 sq. miles and a water area of 1.77 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Hillsboro (GNIS ID: 2394386) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hillsboro is located within Township of Hillsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hillsboro: Hillsborough.

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Hillsboro, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,895
Population in Households 4,550
Population in Familes 3,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,345
Population Density2 900
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $48,049
Average Household Income $63,998
Per Capita Income $23,743


Total Housing Units 2,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,178 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 515 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $90,315
Average Home Value $118,946


Total Households 1,693
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,081
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.62% -0.72%
Households -0.83% -0.84%
Families -1.02% -0.98%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Hillsboro, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsboro to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 309 77th
Population Density # 814 41st
Diversity Index # 385 72nd
Median Household Income # 944 31st
Per Capita Income # 1057 23rd

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