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Hillsboro is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,821 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jefferson County.HistoryHillsboro was originally called Monticello, and under the latter name was platted in 1839, and named after Monticello, home of President Thomas Jefferson. The name Monticello was afterwards changed because the U.S. postal authorities refused to accept that name, there being another post office in the state with a similar name. The present name Hillsboro is the English equivalent the Italian name Monticello. A post office has been in operation at Hillsboro since 1838.The Thomas C. Fletcher House and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyHillsboro is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.65sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,821 people, 900 households, and 623 families residing in the city. The population density was 772.9PD/sqmi. There were 957 housing units at an average density of 262.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 2.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.Hillsboro is in Missouri. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Hillsboro trip itinerary using our United States online driving holiday planner.
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