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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,358
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+3,252
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,238
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,231
% Above Poverty Level71.2%
% Below Poverty Level28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$683
Median House Value$72,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.4%
Irish9.3%
German8.9%
English6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Italian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Polish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Hillsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hill County
Standard Zip Codes76645
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32
Approximate Longitude-97.11

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)

StationHILLSBORO
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationWHITNEY DAM
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip35 inches
StationWACO DAM
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbott324$67,813
Aquilla157$50,833
Bynum225$53,750
Itasca1,438$56,250
Milford776$52,083

Hillsboro Public Libraries

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

Hillsboro Public Schools

Franklin El
103 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Hill Co J J A E P
121 E Franklin St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-9953
High
Total Enrollment 6
Hill Co J J A E P
200 Line St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-1023
Hill Co J J A E P
200 Line St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-3814
Hill Co J J A E P
406 Hall St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4053
Hill Co Jjaep
401 W Walnut
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-9553
Hill County Jjaep
401 W Walnut
ZIP: 76645
(254) 533-2215
Hill County Jjaep
402 W Walnut St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 533-2321
Hill County Jjaep
402 W Walnut St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-9553
Hillsboro Alternative School
200 Line St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-0963
Hillsboro El
115 Jane Ln
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4140
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Hillsboro H S
1600 Abbott Ave
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4100
High
Total Enrollment 475
Hillsboro Intermediate
1000 Old Bynum Rd
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Hillsboro J H
210 E Walnut St
ZIP: 76645
(254) 582-4120
Middle
Total Enrollment 291

Hillsboro Private Schools

First Baptist Christian School
300 E Franklin St
ZIP: 76645
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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