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Hillsboro, North Dakota

Hillsboro is a city in Traill County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Traill County . The population was 1,563 at the 2000 census. Hillsboro was founded in 1881. Hillsboro sits in the fertile Red River Valley. Local agriculture has dominated the area's economy from the beginning. With its location on Interstate 29, halfway between the two metropolitan centers of Greater Grand Forks and Fargo-Moorhead, Hillsboro has seen steady population growth in recent years and has become somewhat of a bedroom community. Hillsboro is known for having the oldest weekly newspaper in the state, the Hillsboro Banner.

Hillsboro Economy

The economy of Hillsboro, like so many other small, rural towns in North Dakota, is heavily dependent on agriculture. When local farmers have a bad harvest, the Hillsboro economy can also suffer. In turn, when the harvest is good, Hillsboro usually prospers. One of the more obvious effects the agricultural community has had on Hillsboro is found at the Crystal Sugar sugar beet plant directly north of town. The large plant, located on U.S. Highway 81, has been responsible for both an increase in population and a steady stream of available jobs during the last few decades that it has been open. In recent years, Hillsboro has become a bedroom community for the Greater Grand Forks and Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan areas. This has led to an increase in both population and home construction. However, the local business community has, for the most part, not reaped the benefits of the growth. Many Hillsboro residents pass up Hillsboro stores and restaurants in favor of the better selections...more

Hillsboro Careers

Among the most common occupations in Hillsboro are Management, professional, and related occupations, 24%; Service occupations, 21%; and Sales and office occupations, 19%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Hillsboro, North Dakota work for companies, 17 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Hillsboro Industries

The leading industries in Hillsboro, North Dakota are Educational, health and social services, 22%; Manufacturing, 14%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Hillsboro job listings indicate that the following industries in Hillsboro are hiring the most workers:

Hillsboro Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Hillsboro, North Dakota is $25,188, and the median income of households in Hillsboro was $33,516.

Average Salaries in Hillsboro, ND

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Hillsboro Employment Statistics

Population of Hillsboro
Total population 1,563
Male 48.62%
Female 51.38%
Median age 41.0
Hillsboro Housing
Owner-occupied homes 67.6%
Median cost of a home $60,500
Median mortgage payment $449
Renter-occupied homes 32.4%
Vacant housing 6.6%
Median monthly rent $320
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $30,607
Median for all female full-time $19,769
Household Income
Less than $10,000 10%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 20%
$50,000 to $74,999 20%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 2%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 10%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 28%
Associate's degree 10%
Bachelor's degree 15%
Graduate degree 2%
Marital Status
Never married 19%
Currently married 61%
Separated 1%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 9%
White 96%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 0%
Other 4%
Hillsboro Commute
Carpool 9.5%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 15 minutes