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Hillsboro is a town in Loudoun Countymarker, Virginiamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 96 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Hillsboro is located at (39.198347, -77.724391) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 96 people, 39 households, and 28 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,017.9 people per square mile (411.8/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 434.7/sq mi (175.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.88% White, and 3.12% African American.

There were 39 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $71,875. Males had a median income of $60,833 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $44,455. There were 11.1% of families and 10.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

History, Culture and Notes

Hillsboro (originally spelled Hillsborough) lies in the Hillsboro Gap of the Short Hill Mountainmarker which is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern Virginia. The town is about 55 miles northwest of downtown Washington DC and 10 miles southeast of Harpers Ferry, WV. Virginia Route 9 is the main road through town.

Until 2000 there were no street addresses for the buildings in town; the 60-odd buildings in Hillsboro were referred to by their owners' names or their purposes.

Author Byron Farwell was mayor of the town for many years; other mayors included Sandy Muir and Alix Spaith.

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