Introduction to Hillsboro, Ohio

Hillsboro, Ohio, in Highland county, is 45 miles SE of Kettering, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles E ofCincinnati, Ohio. The city has a population of 6,368.

Hillsboro History

Hillsboro, the county seat of Highland County, is named after the hilly topography which divides the Scioto Rivers and the watersheds of the Little Miami. A common misconception is that it was named after Fort Hill which is nearby.

Hillsboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Rocky Fork State Park
  • Fort Hill State Memorial
  • Serpent Mound Museum
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Things To Do In Hillsboro

Several historic sites are situated near Hillsboro including Serpent Mound, Logan Elm, Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village, and the Paul Lawrence Dunbar House. Stonelick Lake State Park and Cowan Lake State Park are parks nearby where camping, boating, fishing, biking, picnicking, and swimming are available. Museums near Hillsboro include Serpent Mound Museum, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.

Hillsboro Transportation

Air transportation is available at James M Cox Dayton International Airport.

Hillsboro Higher Education

Southern State Community College is situated in Hillsboro. Nearby colleges include Wilmington College and Chatfield College.


Total Population 6,570
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 2,243
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $27,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,704
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,262


Median Family Income $41,934
% Above Poverty Level 70.6%
% Below Poverty Level 29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $89,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 8%
Irish 15.3%

Hillsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SE of Kettering, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles E of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Highland
Standard Zip Codes 45133
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.202
Longitude -83.611

Hillsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hillsboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allensburg (45133)

Belfast (45133)

East Danville (45133)

New Market (45133)

North Uniontown (45133)

Sugar Tree Ridge (45133)

Willetsville (45133)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairfax 1,666 $67,917
Highland 255 $31,563
Leesburg 1,371 $46,300
Lynchburg 1,290 $36,364

Hillsboro Public Libraries

Highland County District Library
Hillsboro, Ohio
(937) 393-3114
Library Web Site

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Hillsboro Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(937) 393-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 846 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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