Hillsboro Beach, officially known as the Town of Hillsboro Beach, is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
The town was named for the Earl of Hillsborough, who received large grants of land from the King of England while Florida was an English possession.
The 3.2-mile (5.1 km) strip along Florida State Road A1A is officially known as "Hillsboro Mile" in the town's boundaries, and it's the only main road in town. Because this is the only main public road, it is aligned with the residents' mansions and commonly called "Millionaires' Mile" by both local residents and visitors alike.
Since the town's earliest years, the population doubles during wintertime.
Hillsboro Beach is located at 26°17′38″N 80°4′42″W (26.293857, -80.078243). It is located in northeastern Broward County, along the Atlantic Ocean. It is on south end of the barrier island locally known as Deerfield Beach Island or Deerfield Cay.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (74.87%) is water.
As the case with all of South Florida, The town of Hillsboro Beach has a tropical climate.
Hillsboro Beach falls under the USDA 10b Plant Hardiness zone.
As of 2010, there were 2,224 households, out of which 49.1% were vacant. In 2000, 3.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families.