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Welcome to Hillsborough ...

The town of Hillsborough is located in Orange County<1> and is the County Seat for Orange County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hillsborough has a population of 7,151 people<2> (see below for details).

Hillsborough was established in 1754.

The community of Hillsborough is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hillsborough lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Hillsborough: (919) and (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Hillsborough: 27278<5>

Websites for Hillsborough ...

Official Website: www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hillsborough had an population of 7,151 people. This is an increase of 17.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hillsborough had a population of 6,087 people. This makes Hillsborough the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Hillsborough represents 0.06% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,087 people, the population of Hillsborough increased 11.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,446 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hillsborough.

Communities Also Named Hillsborough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Hillsborough - they are located in Arkansas, California, Indiana (2), Kansas, Maryland (2), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hillsborough.

Communities near Hillsborough ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hillsborough.

  • Durham [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham [Durham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Hillsborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<7>
  • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
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    • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Hillsborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapel Hill<7>
  • Burlington [Alamance County]
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    • Burlington [Alamance County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<7>
  • Carrboro [Orange County]
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    • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Hillsborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mebane [Alamance County]
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      • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<7>
    • Graham [Alamance County]
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      • Graham [Alamance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<7>
    • Butner [Granville County]
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      • Butner [Granville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Hillsborough
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<7>
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
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      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<7>
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level
    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swepsonville
      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Hillsborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hillsborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hillsborough.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hillsborough. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hillsborough.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillsborough. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hillsborough.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hillsborough ...

Looking for more information about Hillsborough? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hillsborough, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hillsborough.

Adding Hillsborough to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hillsborough in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hillsborough was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hillsborough on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Orange County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hillsborough: www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us/

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hillsborough.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hillsborough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Hillsborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hillsborough or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillsborough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hillsborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HillsboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0787, Longitude: -79.0995    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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