Hillsborough, North Carolina 

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Population

7,226

+17.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$46,082

Median Home Price

$356,600

Median Age

36.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.3 / 6.6

summer / winter

NC Gifts

Best Places to Live in Hillsborough, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Hillsborough, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Hillsborough, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town amenities
Attractive residential areas
Strong economy
Cons
Home prices
Crime rates
Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Orange County
Metro Area: Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Hillsborough
Zip Codes: 27278
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hillsborough is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hillsborough jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Hillsborough's cost of living is 2.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hillsborough's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Orange county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.8% to 23.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Hillsborough's population is 7,226 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 17.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Hillsborough is Real Estate: $356,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%.

SCHOOLS
Hillsborough public schools spend $10,117 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Hillsborough. More Education



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Housing Market in Hillsborough

It's a good time to buy in Hillsborough. Home Appreciation is up 17.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Hillsborough is $356,600.

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ZIP CODES IN HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA
27278

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