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Highland Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Highland Park had a population of 29,524 as of July 1, 2018. Highland Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Park is located at latitude 42.1824 and longitude -87.8108 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 699 feet.

The City of Highland Park (GNIS ID: 2394377) 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.

The City of Highland Park is located within Township of Moraine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland Park: Port Clinton.

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Highland Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,524
Population in Households 29,302
Population in Familes 25,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 2,420
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $131,308
Average Household Income $187,753
Per Capita Income $73,206


Total Housing Units 12,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,163 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,331 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 925 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $601,092
Average Home Value $719,623


Total Households 11,494
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 8,455
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% 0.05%
Households 0.07% 0.14%
Families -0.1% 0.02%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Highland Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Park to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 69 95th
Population Density # 185 87th
Diversity Index # 306 78th
Median Household Income # 27 98th
Per Capita Income # 18 99th

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