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Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, in the Durham metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Earl of Hillsborough.
The latitude of Hillsborough is 36.075N. The longitude is -79.1W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,361.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hillsborough demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27278 ZIP code.
11% of Hillsborough residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hillsborough ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hillsborough was $21,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Hillsborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Hillsborough include Hillsborough Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hillsborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,010.
Libraries in Hillsborough include Orange County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hillsborough include News of Orange County
Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hillsborough political report.
The average commute time for Hillsborough workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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