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Hillsboro, Missouri
Jefferson County Courthouse in Hillsboro
Jefferson County Courthouse in Hillsboro
Nickname(s): 
The Boro
Location of Hillsboro, Missouri
Location of Hillsboro, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1839
Area
 • Total 3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Land 3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
802 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,821
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,292
 • Density 856.85/sq mi (330.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63050
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-32248
GNIS feature ID 0736306
Website hillsboromo.org

Hillsboro is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,821 at the 2010 census. Hillsboro is the county seat of Jefferson County.

History

Hillsboro was originally called Monticello, and under the latter name was platted in 1839, and named after Monticello, home of President Thomas Jefferson . The name Monticello was afterwards changed because the U.S. postal authorities refused to accept that name, there being another post office in the state with a similar name. The present name Hillsboro is the English equivalent the Italian name Monticello. A post office has been in operation at Hillsboro since 1838.

The Thomas C. Fletcher House and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Hillsboro is located at 38°13′56″N 90°33′48″W / 38.23222°N 90.56333°W / 38.23222; -90.56333 (38.232346, -90.563233). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.65 square miles (9.45 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 264
1900 254 −3.8%
1910 261 2.8%
1920 205 −21.5%
1930 233 13.7%
1940 256 9.9%
1950 390 52.3%
1960 457 17.2%
1970 831 81.8%
1980 1,508 81.5%
1990 1,625 7.8%
2000 1,675 3.1%
2010 2,821 68.4%
2019 (est.) 3,292 16.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,821 people, 900 households, and 623 families living in the city. The population density was 772.9 inhabitants per square mile (298.4/km2). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 262.2 per square mile (101.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 2.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 900 households, of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 29.2 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 19% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

Education

The main campus of Jefferson College is located in Hillsboro. Jefferson College is a two-year institution that serves the greater Jefferson County area.

Hillsboro R-3 School District is the local school district. The city has 1 high school, Hillsboro High School.

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