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Highland, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Highland had a population of 10,127 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The City of Highland is located within Township of Saline, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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, 2017.

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Highland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,127
Daytime Population: Workers 7,115
Daytime Population: Residents 4,750
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,865
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 9,927
Population in Familes 8,128
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density2 1,549
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $58,161
Average Household Income $77,211
Per Capita Income $31,393


Total Housing Units 4,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,816 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,302 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $149,130
Average Home Value $163,623


Total Households 4,118
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,755
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 0.27% 0.05%
Households 0.33% 0.08%
Families 0.61% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Highland, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 222 84th
Population Density # 445 68th
Diversity Index # 866 36th
Median Household Income # 495 64th
Per Capita Income # 355 74th

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