Hillsboro, Ohio

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Hillsboro, Ohio
City
High Street; the tall structure is the Bell Opera House
High Street; the tall structure is the Bell Opera House
Motto: "Where Pride Rings True..."
Location in Ohio
Location in Ohio
Coordinates: 39°12′21″N 83°36′50″W / 39.20583°N 83.61389°W / 39.20583; -83.61389Coordinates: 39°12′21″N 83°36′50″W / 39.20583°N 83.61389°W / 39.20583; -83.61389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Highland
Government
Area[1]
 • Total 5.43 sq mi (14.06 km2)
 • Land 5.43 sq mi (14.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,605
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,522
 • Density 1,216.4/sq mi (469.7/km2)
  census
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 45133
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-35560[4]
GNIS feature ID 1064840[5]
Website http://www.hillsboroohio.net/
Oak Street Water Tower. Constructed 1962.

Hillsboro is a city in and the county seat of Highland County, Ohio, United States.[6] The population was 6,605 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hillsboro (historically spelled Hillsborough) was described in 1833 as having two churches, seven stores, a cotton factory, and 600 inhabitants.[7]

Geography[edit]

Hillsboro is located at 39°12′21″N 83°36′50″W / 39.20583°N 83.61389°W / 39.20583; -83.61389 (39.205764, -83.613764).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.43 square miles (14.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Hillsboro is located at the junction of U.S. Routes 50 and 62 and State Routes 73, 124, 138, and 247.

The nearest large city is Cincinnati.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,392
1860 2,171 56.0%
1870 2,818 29.8%
1880 3,234 14.8%
1890 3,620 11.9%
1900 4,535 25.3%
1910 4,296 −5.3%
1920 4,356 1.4%
1930 4,040 −7.3%
1940 4,713 16.7%
1950 5,126 8.8%
1960 5,474 6.8%
1970 5,584 2.0%
1980 6,356 13.8%
1990 6,235 −1.9%
2000 6,368 2.1%
2010 6,605 3.7%
Est. 2012 6,522 −1.3%
Sources:[9][10][11][12][13][14][4][15]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,605 people, 2,755 households, and 1,612 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,216.4 inhabitants per square mile (469.7 /km2). There were 3,181 housing units at an average density of 585.8 per square mile (226.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.0% White, 5.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 2,755 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,368 people, 2,686 households, and 1,633 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,227.1 people per square mile (473.7/km²). There were 2,971 housing units at an average density of 572.5 per square mile (221.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.58% White, 6.39% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 2,686 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,998, and the median income for a family was $34,750. Males had a median income of $30,984 versus $22,665 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,400. About 13.5% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

  • Hillsboro City Schools (K-12)
  • Highland County Christian School
  • Southern State Community College (Central Campus)
  • St. Mary Catholic School
  • Southside Christian Academy
  • Hills & Dales

Media[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • The Times-Gazette — daily except Sunday and Monday
  • The Highland County Press — weekly

Radio[edit]

  • WSRW — country music format

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people born or associated with Hillsboro:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 239. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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