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Highland, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Highland Census Designated Place had a population of 4,458 as of July 1, 2016. Highland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 38.0462 and longitude -87.5617 in Vanderburgh County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Vanderburgh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The Highland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393050) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Highland Census Designated Place is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vanderburgh 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, 2016.

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Highland, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,458
Population in Households 4,458
Population in Familes 3,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,966
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,736
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,588 (88.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $164,657
Average Home Value $181,053


Median Household Income $73,613
Average Household Income $83,114
Per Capita Income $32,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.08%
Households -0.11% 0.06%
Families -0.23% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 142 79th
Population Density1 # 131 81st
Diversity Index2 # 325 52nd
Median Household Income # 31 96th
Per Capita Income # 50 93rd

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