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Highland, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Highland had a population of 10,021 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 38.7706 and longitude -89.6827 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Highland (GNIS ID: 2394375) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Highland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 10,021
Population in Households 9,824
Population in Familes 8,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,530
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 4,082
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,803 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,279 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $182,440
Average Home Value $207,581


Median Household Income $58,286
Average Household Income $71,589
Per Capita Income $28,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.08%
Households 0.33% 0.11%
Families 0.74% -0.01%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Highland, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 84th
Population Density1 # 455 67th
Diversity Index2 # 865 37th
Median Household Income # 464 66th
Per Capita Income # 411 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.