Hillsboro 56 Below average
Hillsboro Livability #694 ranked city in Missouri#22,702 ranked city in the USARanks better than 22% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Hillsboro

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this region is notably lower than the national average, encompassing everyday goods, housing, utilities, transportation and health care expenses.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Crime

    This area exhibits elevated crime rates per 100,000 residents, which may suggest it's a potentially unsafe place to reside. These rates encompass both property and violent crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

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What's it like Living in Hillsboro?

Hillsboro is a small-sized city located in the state of Missouri. The city has a population of 3,251 residents. According to the most recent Census, 92% of Hillsboro residents are White, 3% Black and 1% Asian. The median age of all Hillsboro residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. Hillsboro is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 50% married, this city falls well below the national average. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Hillsboro offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 35 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Hillsboro could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Missouri if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Hillsboro, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, employment, housing and more.

The livability score in Hillsboro is 56/100 and the city is ranked in the 27th percentile of all cities across America. This is a lower than the US average livability score as Hillsboro does not rank well for most categories. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Hillsboro ranks very well for cost of living (A+), education (B-) and housing (A-). Regrettably for Hillsboro, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F) and crime (F).

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Hillsboro can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Hillsboro is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Hillsboro come in at $159,800, which is 13.2% higher than the Missouri average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hillsboro, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 3.4% lower than the Missouri average.

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      Hillsboro transportation information

      Statistic Hillsboro Missouri National
      Average one way commute35min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.2%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.9%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Hillsboro, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).