Hillsboro, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,321.
Males: 2,179  (50.4%)
Females: 2,142  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41049

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,691 (it was $25,848 in 2000)
Hillsboro:

$42,691
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $23,711 (it was $12,673 in 2000)

Hillsboro CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $102,330 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Hillsboro:

$102,330
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $176,490; detached houses: $208,905; townhouses or other attached units: $161,362; mobile homes: $110,768
March 2022 cost of living index in Hillsboro: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Hillsboro, KY (2000)
    • 4,02198.4%White alone
    • 280.7%Hispanic
    • 140.3%Two or more races
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Black alone
    • 40.10%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone

Races in Hillsboro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Hillsboro, Kentucky as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hillsboro is 360 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 868 feet

Land area: 167.4 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Hillsboro, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hillsboro CCD:

0.6% ($290)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (51.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pine Grove, KY (2.7 miles ),
Flemingsburg, KY (3.2 miles ),
Farmers, KY (3.5 miles ),
Lakeview Heights, KY (3.5 miles ),
Morehead, KY (3.6 miles ),
Salt Lick, KY (3.6 miles ),
Elizaville, KY (3.7 miles),
Owingsville, KY (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.31 N, Longitude: 83.62 W

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Hillsboro, KY in 2022
Hillsboro satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.6%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Hillsboro, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Wood products (10.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Hillsboro, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Hillsboro, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hillsboro, Kentucky average temperatures Hillsboro, Kentucky average precipitation Hillsboro, Kentucky humidity Hillsboro, Kentucky wind speed Hillsboro, Kentucky snowfall Hillsboro, Kentucky sunshine Hillsboro, Kentucky clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Hillsboro-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Hillsboro place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 51.8 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hillsboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from Hillsboro center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from Hillsboro center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 310.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fleming County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hillsboro:

  • PIONEER TRACE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FLEMINGSBURG, KY)
  • RIDGEWAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OWINGSVILLE, KY)
  • ST CLAIRE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • ST CLAIRE HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MOREHEAD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • FMC - MOREHEAD (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • HILLTOP LODGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OWINGSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hillsboro:

  • Morehead State University (about 14 miles; Morehead, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,523)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Shawnee State University (about 45 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 53 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 55 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)

Public elementary/middle school in Hillsboro:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hillsboro: Belle Grove Springs (A), Ringos Mills (B), Mountain Lake Manor (C), Muses Mill (D), Days Mill (E), Mount Hope Camp (F), Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department (G), Muses Mill Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hillsboro include: Crane Creek Church (A), Muses Mills Christian Church (B), Fox Valley Community Church (C), Tiltons Chapel (D), Log Union Church (E), Locust Methodist Church (F), Hillsboro Methodist Church (G), Goddard United Methodist Church (H), Farmville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Point Pleasant Cemetery (1), Newman Cemetery (2), Hurst Cemetery (3), Reeves Cemetery (4), Scaggs Cemetery (5), Porter Cemetery (6), Log Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Park Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Davis Branch (A), Crane Creek (B), Wooley Creek (C), Eddman Branch (D), Farris Branch (E), Flag Branch (F), Fox Creek (G), Greenbrier Branch (H), Haven Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fleming County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.1%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

6.6%
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
9 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
6 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Hillsboro (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank of Kentucky, Inc.: Hillsboro Branch at Route 111, branch established on 1991/08/15. Info updated 2007/06/06: Bank assets: $191.6 mil, Deposits: $158.5 mil, headquarters in Flemingsburg, KY, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Of Fleming County Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hillsboro:

Marital status in Hillsboro, KY
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Hillsboro:

  • High school or higher: 62.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hillsboro, KY (based on Fleming County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,31335
Mainline Protestant1,70816
Catholic1601
None9,167-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Fleming County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Fleming County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Hillsboro:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMOR (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLE (1060 AM; daytime; 0 kW; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hillsboro:

  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKCA (107.7 FM; OWINGSVILLE, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WIVY (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAGX (101.3 FM; MANCHESTER, OH; Owner: JEWELL SCHAEFFER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMKJ (105.5 FM; MOUNT STERLING, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hillsboro:

  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • W07BY (Channel 7; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MCKINLEY WALKER)
  • W10BM (Channel 10; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: VEARL PENNINGTON)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hillsboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 19817, N19817, N-19817, Serial Number: 17260780, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 06/26/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John D Maxey, 3180 Watson Rd, Hillsboro, KY 41049, Other Owners: Susan W Maxey
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 2 VISION + (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 651DA, N651DA, N-651DA, Serial Number: PH645493509, Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/2016
    Registrant (Government): Kentucky Division Of Waste Management, 2597 Maxey Flats Rd, Hillsboro, KY 41049
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 685AK, N685AK, N-685AK, Serial Number: P76DCK12A21239, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2016
    Registrant (Government): Commonwealth Of Kentucky, 2597 Maxey Flats Rd, Hillsboro, KY 41049

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 31 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hillsboro, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.1%), and Outside Fires (32.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hillsboro, KY
    • 8852.1%Structure Fires
    • 5432.0%Outside Fires
    • 1810.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 95.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hillsboro, KY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hillsboro, KY
  • 47.1%Electricity
  • 26.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.8%Wood
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hillsboro, KY
  • 40.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 25.5%Wood
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Hillsboro compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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