Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located 17 miles (27 km) south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula, bordered by Burlingame to the north, San Mateo to the east, Highlands-Baywood Park to the south, and Interstate 280 to the west. The population was 11,387 as of 2020.
Hillsborough is located on the Rancho San Mateo Mexican land grant which was purchased by William Davis Merry Howard, son of a wealthy Hillsborough, New Hampshire, shipping magnate, in 1846. Howard settled his family in this area, which attracted wealthy San Franciscans. On May 5, 1910, Hillsborough residents voted to incorporate. From the town’s foundation until 1963, it was an exclusive community for wealthy whites. In 1963, Jack and Betty Ken, the first-generation children of Chinese Immigrants, purchased land in the town. This made them the first non-white people to own land in the town, effectively desegregating Hillsborough.
Hillsborough is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 11,210, it is the 363rd largest city in California and the 2880th largest city in the United States . Hillsborough is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 3.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,825 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Hillsborough has a population density of 1,811 people per square miles.
The average household income in Hillsborough is $438,734 with a poverty rate of 2.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $3,490 per month, and the median house value is $2.00 Mn. The median age in Hillsborough is 47.9 years, 47.9 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.
Hillsborough, California gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Hillsborough averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 260 sunny days a year in Hillsborough. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Hillsborough has an unemployment rate of 5.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
Hillsborough has seen the job market increase by 1.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.6%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Hillsborough
– The Sales Tax Rate for Hillsborough is 8.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Hillsborough is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Hillsborough
– The average income of a Hillsborough resident is $127,868 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Hillsborough resident is $250,001 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.
Notable People or Companies
Toni Breidinger – NASCAR Driver
Roxy Bernstein – sports broadcaster
Pat Burrell – baseball player
Alyssa Campanella – Miss California USA 2011
Sam Chavez – professional golfer
Imelda Marcos – former first lady of the Philippines
Jenny Craig – weight loss guru, founder of Jenny Craig, Inc.
William H. Crocker – founder and president of Crocker National Bank, member of committee that built San Francisco Opera House and Veterans Building
Bing Crosby – singer, actor, raised his second family in Hillsborough
Nathaniel Crosby – US Amateur golf champion, son of Bing Crosby
Eric Dane – actor
Andre Ethier—baseball player
Kathy Garver – actress
Marjorie Gestring – diver, youngest Olympian to win gold medal
Michael Grimes – Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Patty Hearst – heiress of Hearst newspaper fortune
William Randolph Hearst I – newspaper publisher, politician, builder of Hearst Castle
Rickey Henderson – Hall of Fame baseball player
Charles B. Johnson – former chairman at Franklin Templeton Investments
Brigitte Lin – Taiwanese actress
Phyllis Welch MacDonald – actress
Greg Maddux – Hall of Fame baseball pitcher
David Marquardt – co-founder of venture capital firm August Capital
Timothy Francis McCarthy – Former President of Charles Schwab
Larry Probst – chairman and former CEO of Electronic Arts (EA)
Alicia Silverstone – grew up in Hillsborough actress
JT Snow – baseball player
Jackie Speier – US Representative from 14th district
Ryan Roslansky – CEO of LinkedIn
Lucio Tan – businessman
Bud Tribble – vice president of software technology at Apple Inc., among founders of NeXT, Inc.
Troy Tulowitzki – baseball player
George Tupou V – King of Tonga
Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita – Tongan princess, only daughter of former King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV 
Siosa’ia Ma’ulupekotofa Tuita – Tongan diplomat and Consul General of San Francisco, husband of Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita
Martin Yan – chef, star of TV show “Yan Can Cook,” lives with family in Hillsborough
Jimmy Kimmel – Comedian
Jeremy Lin – Professional basketball player
Caspar Weinberger – Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare
Alden W. Clausen – President, The World Bank (1981-1986), President & CEO BankAmerica Corp. & Bank of America NT&SA (1970-1981 & 1986-1991)