Hillsboro, Alabama

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Hillsboro, Alabama

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High Points

Hillsboro strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Hillsboro Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hillsboro Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Hillsboro Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hillsboro Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Hillsboro People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Hillsboro Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Hillsboro Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hillsboro, Alabama

Comparing Hillsboro to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 7 9
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Rents 8 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Hillsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lawrence
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 35643
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.639
Longitude -87.191

Hillsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MOULTON 2
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
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Hillsboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 608 100%
Male 276 45.4%
Female 332 54.6%
Under 18 164 27%
18+ 444 73%
65+ 61 10%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.22
White 89 14.6%
African-American 500 82.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.8%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1%

Estimated Hillsboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 591
Growth -17
Growth % -2.8%

Hillsboro Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.2%
US/American 16.9%
German 1.3%
English 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Irish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hillsboro 608 $52,000
Courtland 769 $36,000
Decatur 53,929 $47,574
Moulton 3,260 $35,195
Rogersville 1,199 $37,639
Town Creek 1,216 $29,018
Trinity 1,841 $60,139
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