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Overview

Introduction to Hillsborough, New Jersey

Hillsborough, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 11 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 29 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

Hillsborough History

The history of the region now known as Hillsborough can be dated back thousands of years. The Dutch were among the first to explore this area in the middle of the 17th century when the Unami Indians inhabited the area. It is said that the town was named after Lord Hillsborough. The Royal Charter originally created the township of Hillsborough on September 12, 1771. Later, on February 21, 1798, Hillsborough was formally incorporated as one of New Jersey's original townships.

Hillsborough and nearby Attractions

  • Hungarian Heritage Museum
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Hillsborough Country Club
  • Duke Island Park

Things To Do In Hillsborough

There are a number of historical buildings within easy access of the town of Hillsborough. The Hungarian Heritage Museum highlights the Hungarian culture and history. Several other art galleries in the surrounding area include the Topeo Gallery, the Northlandz and the Gallery at Crossroads. One can also take advantage of the golf courses nearby like the Royce Brook Golf Club, East Course, the Hillsborough Country Club and the Mattawang Golf Club.

Hillsborough Transportation

Newark International Airport is nearby.

Hillsborough Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Rutgers University.

People

Total Population 39,378
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 20,710
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.4%
Median Earnings25+ $66,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,901

Wealth

Median Family Income $132,685
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,351
Median House Value $393,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.7%
Irish 13.7%

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

Hillsborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 08844
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.477
Longitude -74.627

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 SOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station FLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Branchburg 14,673 $137,555
Manville 10,454 $74,361
Millstone 10,509 $144,803
Montgomery 22,693 $173,992
Raritan 22,048 $132,969
Rocky Hill 615 $130,000

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

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