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Overview

Introduction to Hillsboro, Texas

Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill county, is 31 miles N of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 50 miles S of Arlington, Texas.

Hillsboro History

Hillsboro is the country seat of Hill County, which was formed in 1853. It was originally named Hillsborough in honor of Dr. George W. Hill, the earliest settler in Navarro. Railroad arrived in 1881, the same year that the city was incorporated as Hillsborough. In 1888, its name was changed to Hillsboro by the post office.

Hillsboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park

Things To Do In Hillsboro

A Greek style mansion dating back to the 19th century exists at the Earle-Harrison House & Gardens. The Dr. Pepper Museum chronicles the growth of the soft drink industry along with the invention of Dr. Pepper. Other nearby attractions include Cameron Park Zoo, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Children's Museum of Waxahachie and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The Dinosaur Valley State Park, which is spread over 1,524 acres, has dinosaur tracks and provides hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, and picnicking facilities.

Hillsboro Transportation

Waco Regional Airport is the nearest major airport from Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Higher Education

Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Navarro College, Paul Quinn College and Southwestern Adventist University are some colleges that are close to Hillsboro.

People

Total Population 8,360
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,145
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.5%
Median Earnings25+ $24,661
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,031
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,598

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,328
% Above Poverty Level 65.4%
% Below Poverty Level 34.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $71,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 9%

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

Hillsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles N of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles S of Arlington, Texas
County Hill
Standard Zip Codes 76645
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.01
Longitude -97.129

Hillsboro 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 HILLSBORO
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station WHITNEY DAM
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station WACO DAM
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chat (76645)

Lovelace (76645)

Peoria (76645)

Vaughan (76645)

Winslow (76645)

Woodbury (76645)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbott 390 $76,875
Aquilla 166 $51,625
Bynum 191 $63,125
Itasca 1,660 $49,375

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

Hillsboro Public Libraries

Library
Hillsboro City Library
118 S WACO ST
Hillsboro, Texas
(254) 582-7385

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Hillsboro Hospitals

HILL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
101 CIRCLE DRIVE
(254) 580-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hillsboro High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HILLSBORO H S
121 E FRANKLIN ST
254-582-4100
A Title I School.
Serves 487 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

HILL CO J J A E P
121 E FRANKLIN ST
254-582-9953
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

HILL CO J J A E P
200 LINE ST
254-582-1023
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

HILL COUNTY ALTER
121 E FRANKLIN ST
254-582-0963
A Non-traditional School

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