- Hillsboro, Texas
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Hillsboro is a city in and the
county seatof Hill County, Texas, United States.GR|6 The population was 8,232 at the 2000 census.
Hillsboro, located on
Interstate 35where I-35E and I-35W meet south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County. It is located almost midway between the Metroplex and Waco, and is the gateway to the popular Lake Whitney. There are many antique stores located downtown, and a popular outlet mallis located along the Interstate, surrounded by numerous hotels and motels. In addition, Hillsboro has two historicVictorian bed and breakfast homes: [http://www.1895TarltonHouse.com 1895 Tarlton House] downtown, and [http://www.windmillbb.com/ The Windmill] , is in a country setting six miles west toward Lake Whitney.
The city is known for its abundance of restored Victorian homes and its historic county courthouse, which on
January 1 1993was heavily damaged by an electrical fire. It was rebuilt, courtesy of donations from around the world and two concerts sponsored by Hill County native Willie Nelson. The courthouse (See Hill County, Texasfor photograph.) won the Downtown Association's 1999 award for "Best Restoration". The sparked an interest in restoring Texas's historic courthouses. The Hill County courthouse is eight miles from Willie Nelson's hometown, Abbott.
The movie "
Bottle Rocket", starring Owen and Luke Wilson, was filmed here. They used the Days Inn motel, the High School Football stadium, and Highway 171 leading out of Hillsboro.
Hillsboro is located at coor dms|32|0|34|N|97|7|28|W|city (32.009557, -97.124437).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.7 km²), of which, 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.98%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,232 people, 2,876 households, and 1,909 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 908.1 people per square mile (350.4/km²). There were 3,227 housing units at an average density of 356.0/sq mi (137.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.17% White, 16.16% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 11.44% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. 28.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,876 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% 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 3.34.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,017, and the median income for a family was $30,297. Males had a median income of $22,393 versus $20,652 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $12,576. About 17.6% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Hillsboro is served by the
Hillsboro Independent School District.The opportunity for higher education is provided by [http://www.hillcollege.edu/ Hill College] , a comprehensive community college, located on the east side of I-35.
Bob Bullock, former Texas lieutenant governorand comptroller, was born in Hillsboro.
Rafer Johnson, the 1960 Olympic decathlongold medalist, was born in Hillsboro.
* [http://www.hillsborotx.org/ Official city website]
* [http://www.hillsborochamber.org/ Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce website]
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