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Highland, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Highland Census Designated Place had a population of 4,462 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,462
Daytime Population: Workers 103
Daytime Population: Residents 1,998
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,101
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.47
Population in Households 4,462
Population in Familes 3,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,968
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $76,546
Average Household Income $86,750
Per Capita Income $33,955


Total Housing Units 1,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,593 (88.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $164,144
Average Home Value $182,465


Total Households 1,742
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,328
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 -0.08% 0.06%
Households -0.05% 0.08%
Families -0.21% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 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 # 142 79th
Population Density # 129 81st
Diversity Index # 334 50th
Median Household Income # 34 95th
Per Capita Income # 50 93rd

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