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Overview

Introduction to Hillsborough, California

Hillsborough, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles W of San Mateo, California (center to center) and 14 miles S of San Francisco, California. The town is conveniently located inside the San Francisco metropolitan area. 

Hillsborough History

William Davis Merry Howard is credited to be among the first settlers in what is now known as Hillsborough. The Howards, along with the Poetts and some other families, were the leading members of the community. As the township grew, the need for an incorporation was felt, and on May 5, 1910, the region officially became the City of Hillsborough. The city has retained an quiet atmosphere and the old world charm over the years.

Hillsborough and Nearby Attractions

  • Spencer Lake.
  • Burlingame Country Club.
  • Carol Chateau.
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course.
  • Hoover Playground.
  • House-on-the-Hill.

Things To Do In Hillsborough

Spencer Lake is a very popular haunt for both locals and tourists. The city also has a number of amusement parks and playgrounds that are ideal for family picnics. One can take a tour of the stunning Carol Chateau and the Burlingame Country Club which offers entertainment opportunities for visitors. The Crystal Springs Golf Course is ideal for enjoying a game of golf with friends.

Hillsborough Transportation

San Francisco International Airport serves the area.

Hillsborough Higher Education

The city is served by the College Of San Mateo.

People

Total Population 11,253
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 22%
Employed Population 16+ 4,463
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 71.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 78.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 7.8%
Median Gross Rent $2,833
Median House Value $2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.8%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.1%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hillsborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of San Mateo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94010
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.574
Longitude -122.378

Hillsborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RICHMOND
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 53 to 72 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Station REDWOOD CITY
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlingame 29,941 $136,250
Foster City 32,377 $137,940
Millbrae 22,416 $107,466
San Bruno 42,506 $92,684
San Mateo 101,335 $105,790
South San Francisco 66,217 $90,747

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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