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Hillsboro is a city in Traill County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for James J. Hill, railroad president.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Hillsboro. For links to other places called Hillsboro, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hillsboro is 47.403N. The longitude is -97.061W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,523.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hillsboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Traill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58045 ZIP code.
28% of Hillsboro residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hillsboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hillsboro was $17,976, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Hillsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hillsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $689.
Newspapers in Hillsboro include Hillsboro Banner
Traill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hillsboro political report.
The average commute time for Hillsboro workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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