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Highwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Highwood had a population of 5,577 as of July 1, 2018. Highwood 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 Highwood is located at latitude 42.1997 and longitude -87.8092 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highwood encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Highwood (GNIS ID: 2394379) 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 Highwood is located within Township of Moraine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highwood: Saint John.

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


Total Population 5,577
Population in Households 5,507
Population in Familes 4,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 7,855
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $77,854
Average Household Income $101,353
Per Capita Income $33,049


Total Housing Units 1,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,116 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $418,584
Average Home Value $470,104


Total Households 1,793
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 1,207
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.39%
Households 0.45% 0.38%
Families 0.46% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Highwood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highwood 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 # 319 77th
Population Density # 13 99th
Diversity Index # 35 97th
Median Household Income # 212 85th
Per Capita Income # 333 76th

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