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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,517
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+21,143
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married61.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.9%
Median Earnings25+$67,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$42,885
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,860

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,596
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,445
Median House Value$400,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
Italian18%
Irish14.3%
German12.6%
Polish9.6%
English5.3%
Russian2.9%
Hungarian2.3%
Ukrainian1.9%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch1.3%
African1.1%
Swedish1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Arab0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Kenyan0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
South African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Hillsborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County Somerset County
Standard Zip Codes8844
Phone Area Codes848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.47
Approximate Longitude-74.62

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)

StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Branchburg14,665$139,340
Manville10,448$76,403
Millstone10,521$154,432
Montgomery22,838$186,855
Raritan22,026$138,672
Rocky Hill618$115,625

Hillsborough Public Schools

Amsterdam Elementary School
301 Amsterdam Drive
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Auten Road Intermediate School
281 Auten Road
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1121
Hillsborough High School
466 Raider Boulevard, 379 South Branch Road
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
High
Total Enrollment 2290
Hillsborough Township Elementary School
435 Route 206
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Hillsborough Township Middle School
260 Triangle Road
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1165
Sunnymead Elementary School
55 Sunnymead Rd
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Triangle Elementary Shcool
156 So Triangle Rd
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Woodfern Elementary School
425 Woodfern Rd
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Woods Road Elementary School
120 South Woods Rd
ZIP: 8844
(908) 431-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 471

Hillsborough Private Schools

A Child's Place
302 S Branch Rd
ZIP: 8844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Brighthorizons At Hillsborough
133 Stryker Ln
ZIP: 8844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Kindercare Learning Center
756 Us Route 206 S
ZIP: 8844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Somerset Valley Ymca-gs Lowe Center
19 E Mountain Rd
ZIP: 8844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Temple Beth El School
67 Us Highway 206
ZIP: 8844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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