Hilliard is a town in Nassau County, Florida, United States; north-west of Jacksonville. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,086. In 2003, Hilliard was chosen as the "2003 Rural Community of the Year" by Florida governor Jeb Bush, because of its collaboration with the YMCA to establish a local chapter, which includes a large swimming pool and exercise facilities.
Hilliard is located at 30°41′16″N 81°55′30″W (30.687760, -81.925022). Hilliard is near the Florida-Georgia border, and within the Jacksonville metropolitan area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,702 people, 966 households, and 705 families residing in the town. The population density was 491.7 inhabitants per square mile (190.0/km2). There were 1,066 housing units at an average density of 194.0 per square mile (75.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.09% White, 13.10% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.48% Asian, and 1.63% from two or more races.