Hillsboro, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hillsboro, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Hillsboro had a population of 578 as of July 1, 2017. Hillsboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hillsboro is located at latitude 34.6426 and longitude -87.1785 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hillsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Town of Hillsboro (GNIS ID: 2405838) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Hillsboro is located within Hillsboro Division of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hillsboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hillsboro: Gilmerville, Hillsborough.

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Hillsboro, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 578
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 370
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 407
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 578
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 307
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $33,928
Average Household Income $44,652
Per Capita Income $18,515


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $148,387


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% -0.03%
Households 0.74% 0.09%
Families 0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Hillsboro, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsboro to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 387 33rd
Population Density # 232 60th
Diversity Index # 59 90th
Median Household Income # 422 27th
Per Capita Income # 450 23rd

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