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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,436
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+4,443
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married70.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher75.7%
Median Earnings25+$103,529
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$61,161

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home11.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone9.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,952
Median House Value$2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.5%
German10.2%
English9.7%
Irish9.2%
Italian5.5%
Russian2.8%
Greek2.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
Norwegian1.5%
Polish1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Scottish1.2%
US/American1.2%
Iranian1%
Portuguese1%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Jordanian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Australian0.4%
Latvian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hillsborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94010
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.56
Approximate Longitude-122.37

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)

StationRICHMOND
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp53 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches
StationREDWOOD CITY
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches
StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 79 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlingame30,401$157,500
Foster City33,529$156,121
Millbrae22,738$130,234
San Bruno43,105$106,731
San Mateo103,500$122,483
South San Francisco67,120$97,271

Hillsborough Public Schools

Crocker Middle
2600 Ralston Ave.
ZIP: 94010
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
North Hillsborough
545 Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 94010
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
South Hillsborough
303 El Cerrito Ave.
ZIP: 94010
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
West Hillsborough
376 Barbara Way
ZIP: 94010
Primary
Total Enrollment 387

Hillsborough Private Schools

Crystal Springs Uplands School
400 Uplands Dr
ZIP: 94010
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 360
La Petite Montessori
1450 Tartan Trail Rd
ZIP: 94010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
The Bridge School
545 Eucalyptus Ave
ZIP: 94010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
ZIP: 94010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 397
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