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Manufacturing Thrives in Hill County

Hill County has an established and thriving industrial manufacturing sector within the Heart of Texas Region. Located between Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco, and bisected by Interstate-35, Hill County has unmatched transportation advantages to allow shipping to all points through the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, the county possesses an ease of access to air transport, with Hillsboro Municipal Airport within the county and the Waco Regional Airport, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport all within an hour’s drive. In total, the advantages make Hill County a prime location for manufacturing companies to quickly and easily import supplies and export production.

The city of Hillsboro is the primary location for manufacturing companies within the county. Available properties and buildings, specifically in the Hillsboro Industrial Park, combined with access to ample resources, utilities and a talented workforce make Hill County an excellent location to bring any industrial manufacturing operation. As an area with fertile soils and ample water supply, Hill County’s economic history lies in agriculture, resulting in a hard-working labor force available for the manufacturing companies to draw on.

Like regions across the country, unemployment in McLennan County has increased somewhat in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Workforce Commission reported that Hill County had a total Civilian Labor Force of 16,521 in November 2020, with an unemployment rate of 6.8%, lower than the Texas total of 8% unemployed. In comparison, Hill County unemployment was 3.1% in November 2019.

Hillsboro is the county seat of Hill County with a population approaching 8,500. Read this article to understand the thriving nature of the Hillsboro manufacturing industry. For more information on Hillsboro, go to the Hillsboro Texas Economic Development Corporation.

The city of Whitney is the self-proclaimed “Getaway Capital of Texas.” Although a town of only 2,118 residents, the area offers ample vacation and recreation opportunities on Lake Whitney, a dammed reservoir of the Brazos River. For more information, visit the City of Whitney.

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Hill County

Population

Total Population

39,210

Population
Growth Rate

0.99%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

56.900

Housing & Income

Households

14,800

Total Housing Units

17,677


Owner Occupied

10,692

Renter Occupied

4,108

Vacant

2,877

Median Home Value

$131,618


Average Home Value

$180,752

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.00%


Per Capita Income

1.82%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,892 $58,326


Average Household

$74,910 $82,038


Per Capita

$28,301 $30,973

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,224

Total Employed

10,335

Workers 16+

15,008

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

203

Employed

1,930

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

48

Employed

1,338

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

117

Employed

1,178

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

78

Employed

1,108

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

90

Employed

1,037

2021 Public Administration

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Businesses

96

Employed

832

Some
High School

2,514

Graduated
High School

7,777

Associates
Degree

2,571

Bachelor's
Degree

3,429

Graduate
Degree

1,616

Average Commute Time

29 min.



Resident Commuters

8,624

Non-Resident Commuters

6,265

Drive Alone

12,237

Carpooled

1,849

Public

4

Work At Home

545