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Overview for Hillsborough, CA

11,390 people live in Hillsborough, where the median age is 46.3 and the average individual income is $158,941. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.3 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Hillsborough, CA

Hillsborough has 3,512 households, with an average household size of 3.24. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hillsborough do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,390 people call Hillsborough home. The population density is 1,847.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.07 / 48.93%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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Commute Time

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Schools in Hillsborough, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hillsborough. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Hillsborough, CA

There's plenty to do around Hillsborough, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Mateo, Burlingame Fitness, and Tutu School Belmont.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.06 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.51 miles 46 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.5 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 2.04 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Protected by tall gates and surrounded by exclusive privacy, the multi-million-dollar estates and rolling neighborhood streets of Hillsborough cater to an elevated lifestyle in the Bay Area. This high-income town is one of the wealthiest in the region and the nation, with highly rated public schools and upscale delights. Filled almost entirely with large single-family homes, you won’t find any condos, townhomes or even entry-level homes for sale in Hillsborough. Instead, buyers are treated to generously sized homes sitting on large lots and surrounded by hundreds of acres of reserved open space. Found to the east of 280, the picturesque town is marked by rolling streets and the convenience of bordering both nearby San Mateo and Burlingame.
Oversized lots are the norm across Hillsborough, where private gates and tall trees bring an enhanced sense of privacy and exclusiveness to the Bay Area. You won’t find sidewalks in Hillsborough, but buyers can expect to uncover some of the region’s finest homes and neighborhoods, with a mix of older and newer homes for buyers to choose from. While there aren’t any restaurants, shops or commercial offerings in Hillsborough either, some of its neighborhoods are close enough to enjoy the delights of surrounding communities. Closest to the shops and restaurants of Burlingame Avenue, the northern neighborhood of Ryan Tract is also close to the Burlingame Caltrain and is home to some of the town’s original estates. Not far away, homes rarely hit the market in County Club Manor, where buyers are sure to uncover large, mostly pre-war estates in the multi-million-dollar range.
Closest to Downtown San Mateo, Brewer Subdivision is where you’ll find mid-century ranches mixed in with some even larger and newer homes. Hillsborough Park, meanwhile, is known for its winding streets and tree filled lots, where some of Hillsborough’s newest and grandest homes exist. Other options include low-density Skyfarm and Tobin Clark Estate. Virtually surrounded on all sides by San Mateo, newer homes are the norm in this desirable, southern Hillsborough neighborhood.

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