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Hillsboro is a city in Marion County.

The community was named for John G. Hill, landowner

The latitude of Hillsboro is 38.351N. The longitude is -97.204W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,430 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,839.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,736
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hillsboro demographic reports
Hillsboro is at the junction of the North and South Cottonwood rivers
Settled by Mennonite farmers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: German sausage
Local festivals include:
  • Marion County Fair - Aug. 25-28, 2007
  • Family Festival - May 25-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hillsboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Gnadenau Trail, Chisholm Trail, Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Adobe House Museum, Schaeffler House
Colleges and universities: Tabor College
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 Hillsboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67063 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

48% of Hillsboro residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hillsboro ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hillsboro was $15,544, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Hillsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hillsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.


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Libraries in Hillsboro include Hillsboro Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hillsboro include Hillsboro Free Press, Hillsboro Star-Journal

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Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hillsboro political report.

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The average commute time for Hillsboro workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Hillsboro include Carousel B&B.

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