Labor Force Demographics

Large Labor Force


The Hillsboro community contains a large labor force. Many individuals work in the following cities:
  • Greenville
  • Litchfield
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis
  • Vandalia

Percentages


The area has a diversified economic base and ranks as an important center for commercial, legal, and industrial activity. Some percentages of the labor force, divided by industry:
  • Manufacturing accounts for 16% of employment for Hillsboro area residents
  • Retail trade employs 12% of the labor force
  • Service industries employ 35% of the labor force

Major Employers


Nineteen major employers in the area employ 30 or more employees:
  • ASARCO Company
  • BankAmerica
  • Caulk Brothers
  • Central Illinois Public Service company generating plant
  • County of Montgomery
  • Discover Health
  • Fuller Brothers Construction Company
  • Graham Correctional Center
  • Hayes Abrasives



  • Hillsboro Community Unit School District #3
  • Hillsboro Hospital (with two healthcare centers)
  • Hillsboro Journal
  • Hurst-Rosche Engineers, Incorporated
  • Illinois Power Company and Gas Service Center
  • Mid-State Special Education Cooperative
  • Montgomery County News
  • Montgomery County Service Company
  • National Bank (with 9 branch locations in six counties)
  • Roger Jennings, Incorporated
Additionally, there is a host of smaller distributors and businesses providing employment within the labor force of Hillsboro.