Hillsborough, CA

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2022 Population
11,258
1.16% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.5
0.432% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4%
68.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$250,001
2022 Median Property Value
$2M

About

In 2022, Hillsborough, CA had a population of 11.3k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $250,001. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hillsborough, CA declined from 11,390 to 11,258, a −1.16% decrease and its median household income stayed from $250,001 to $250,001, a 0% change.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hillsborough, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (33.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.73%), White (Hispanic) (2.06%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Hillsborough, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Hillsborough, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hillsborough, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 93.8%.

Most people in Hillsborough, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hillsborough, CA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hillsborough, CA is home to a population of 11.3k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 26% of Hillsborough, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.93k people).

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.8k people) in Hillsborough, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 983 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Hillsborough, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hillsborough, CA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hillsborough, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.8k ± 559
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.77k ± 492
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    983 ± 298
4.32%
Hispanic Population
486 people

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.8k people) in Hillsborough, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 983 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.32% of the people in Hillsborough, CA are hispanic (486 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hillsborough, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.93k people
24.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.84k people

As of 2022, 26% of Hillsborough, CA residents (2.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hillsborough, CA was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    96 ± 58
  2. Korea
    40 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 34

Hillsborough, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hillsborough, CA employs 4.96k people. The largest industries in Hillsborough, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,027 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (755 people), and Finance & Insurance (723 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Finance & Insurance ($250,001).

Occupations

4.96k
2022 Value
± 492
−2%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hillsborough, CA declined at a rate of −2%, from 5.06k employees to 4.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hillsborough, CA, are Management Occupations (1,375 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (932 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (563 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hillsborough, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.96k
2022 Value
± 492
−2%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hillsborough, CA declined at a rate of −2%, from 5.06k employees to 4.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hillsborough, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,027 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (755 people), and Finance & Insurance (723 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hillsborough, CA, though some of these residents may live in Hillsborough, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$212,768
Median earning men ± $48,602
$69,167
Median earning women ± $21,923

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Manufacturing ($250,001), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($232,100).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($211,136), Information ($126,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,900).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hillsborough, CA was $2M in 2022, which is 7.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Hillsborough, CA is 93.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hillsborough, CA have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hillsborough, CA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$2M
Median Property Value 2022
±N/A
$3,267
Median Property Taxes
±$303

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hillsborough, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hillsborough, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

93.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 93.8% of the housing units in Hillsborough, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 92.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 6056
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$250,001
Median Household Income
± N/A
3.48k
Number of Households
± 306

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.48k households in Hillsborough, CA stayed at $250,001 from the previous year's value of $250,001.

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hillsborough, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (27.4%)
  3. Carpooled (4.39%)

In 2022, 61.7% of workers in Hillsborough, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (27.4%) and those who carpooled to work (4.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hillsborough, CA have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Hillsborough, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hillsborough, CA have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hillsborough, CA (449 out of 11.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hillsborough, CA is Other, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.8% of the population of Hillsborough, CA has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 3.58% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 24% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Mateo County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see an average of 939 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Mateo County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 9.05% between 18 and 34 years, 42.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.22%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
3.58%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
24%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hillsborough, CA declined by 31.7% from 1.78% to 1.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hillsborough, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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