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Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, in the Durham metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Earl of Hillsborough.

The latitude of Hillsborough is 36.075N. The longitude is -79.1W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,361.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,111
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hillsborough demographic reports
Hillsborough is on the Eno River.
Former and merged names include:
· Childsburgh
· Corbinton
· Orange
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 53. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.7 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Local festivals include:
  • Hog Day - June 15-16, 2007
  • Cool Jazz Music Festival - April 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hillsborough web sites and events links in the sections below.
Hillsborough attractions: Montrose Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Orange County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hillsborough demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27278 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Hillsborough residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hillsborough ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hillsborough was $21,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Hillsborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hillsborough festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Hillsborough include Hillsborough Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hillsborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,010.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hillsborough include Orange County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hillsborough include News of Orange County

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Politics

Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hillsborough political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hillsborough workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hillsborough include Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Microtel Inn and Suites.

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