Hill County

Hill County, Texas

Hill County, Texas

Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Hill County is in north central Texas. Hillsboro, the county seat and largest city within the county, is at the junction of Interstate Highway 35 East and West, about fifty-five miles south of Fort Worth and thirty-five miles north of Waco. The county's center lies at 32°00' north latitude and 97°07' west longitude. Hill County comprises 1,012 square miles within the Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie, and Eastern Cross Timbers regions. The county topography includes level plains and gently rolling hills at an elevation varying between 400 and 900 feet above sea level. The Nolan River, Mustang Creek, and Whiterock Creek drain into the Brazos River, which forms the county's western border. Streams in the eastern and northern parts of the county, such as Richland, Ash, and Bynum creeks, empty into the Trinity River basin. Flood controls and water supplies for the county are provided by Lake Whitney in the west, Navarro Mills Lake in the southeast, and Aquilla Lake in the southwest. Wells provide another source of water for many cities and farms in Hill County.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Hill County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

417 ft – 897 ft

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Hill County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hill County
Pop. Year Source
36,649 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Hill County
People Year Source
15,963 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$39,205 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Hill County
USD ($) Year Source
4,001,321,352 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Hill County
USD ($) Year Source
421,866,375 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Hill County
USD ($) Year Source
117,272,681 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
37.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
34.8 95.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Hill County
Area (square miles) Year Source
958.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Hill County
Area (square miles) Year Source
985.7 2019 United States Census Bureau