Hillsboro, Indiana

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Hillsboro is a town in Cain Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 489 at the 2000 census.



Hillsboro is located at 40°6′31″N 87°9′33″W / 40.10861°N 87.15917°W / 40.10861; -87.15917 (40.108638, -87.159062)[3]. It is at the intersection of U.S. Route 136 and State Road 341, about a mile south of Interstate 74.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 489 people, 188 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,527.5 people per square mile (590.0/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 659.1/sq mi (254.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.39% White, 0.20% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 188 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,806, and the median income for a family was $46,458. Males had a median income of $30,547 versus $23,611 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,630. About 8.5% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.


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