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Highland, Illinois - Basic Facts

Highland is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Highland.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Madison County at latitude 38.7395 and longitude -89.6712. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Highland (see map) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles.

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Highland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,958
Population in Households 9,761
Population in Familes 8,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,520
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 4,052
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,804 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,248 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $175,831
Average Home Value $198,626


Median Household Income $56,123
Average Household Income $70,277
Per Capita Income $28,219
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.03%
Households 0.23% 0.07%
Families 0.82% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 464 66th
Diversity Index2 # 860 37th
Median Household Income # 501 63rd
Per Capita Income # 405 70th

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