Hilliard is a town in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,702 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, the population recorded by the United States Census Bureau is 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.
Top, left to right: Railroad and watertower, City Hall, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School, Hilliard Mansion, Hilliard Airpark
Location in Nassau County and the state of Florida
Hilliard is located at(30.687760, -81.925022).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), all land.
There are 680 residents, or 25.1% of the total population, who are enrolled in some type of school. 7.9% of those school-age individuals are in nursery or pre-school, 9.0% attend kindergarten, 44.6 are in elementary school (grades 1-8), 30.4% are in high school (9-12), and 8.1% are enrolled in college or graduate school.
Hilliard has 1,651 residents who are 25 years and older. 8.8% have less than a 9th grade education, and 23.9% have between a 9th and 12th grade education, but no diploma. 38.3% have a high school diploma or GED, 18.8% have some college but no degree, 4.3% have an Associate's degree, 3.8% have a Bachelor's degree, and 2.0% have a Master's degree.