Highland Acres, Delaware Population 2024

3,871

Highland Acres is a city located in Kent County Delaware. Highland Acres has a 2024 population of 3,871. Highland Acres is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,913 in 2020.

The average household income in Highland Acres is $123,608 with a poverty rate of 5.55%. The median age in Highland Acres is 45.5 years: 44.8 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.

Highland Acres Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Highland Acres was:

  • White: 81.99%
  • Black or African American: 10.02%
  • Asian: 4.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.52%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,593.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.07% (-42)
The current population of Highland Acres, Delaware is 3,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,913.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,19181.99%
Black or African American39010.02%
Asian1744.47%
Two or more races1373.52%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Highland Acres Population by Race

Highland Acres Population Pyramid 2024

Highland Acres Median Age

45.5

Total

44.8

Male

47.8

Female

Highland Acres Adults

There are 3,014 adults, (787 of whom are seniors) in Highland Acres.

Highland Acres Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Acres Sex Ratio

Female1,87248.1%
Male2,02051.9%

Highland Acres Population by Age

Highland Acres Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3602.8689.210.8
Married8803.0495.84.2
Non Family2541.2386.213.8
Female1634.185446
Male633.461000

3.08

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

89.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland Acres Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade501.84%
Associates Degree1495.48%
Bachelors Degree70225.84%
Graduate Degree40114.76%
High School Graduate84230.99%
Less Than 9th Grade411.51%
Some College53219.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Highland Acres Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Acres Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1672,081760
Black339339217
Hispanic949131
Asian868478
2+ Races656528

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.7%.

Highland Acres Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$68,478$68,594$68,471
Graduate Degree$84,667$96,310$82,833
High School Graduate$50,244$74,000$0
Less Than 9th Grade$48,594$48,438$0
Overall$64,776$69,844$63,214
Some College$48,514$63,077$28,333

$64,776

Average Earnings

$69,844

Average Male

$63,214

Average Female

Highland Acres Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Acres Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland Acres Language

93.34% of Highland Acres residents speak only English, while 6.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Highland Acres Language

Highland Acres Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,1191314.2%
Black390389.74%
Multiple1373424.82%
Hispanic1222722.13%
Asian17410.57%

5.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.48%

Male Poverty Rate

8.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland Acres

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland Acres is Multiple, with 24.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland Acres is Asian, with 0.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.02%.

Highland Acres Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.35%
Some College4.41%
Less Than 9th Grade2.2%
Bachelors or Greater0.54%

Highland Acres Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed16.73%
Male Employed0.11%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Highland Acres Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Acres Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,500$123,701
Households$104,762$123,608
Married Families$132,632$-999,999,999
Non Families$79,583$109,136

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland Acres Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Acres Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highland Acres Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Highland Acres Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland Acres Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

481

Number of Veterans

341

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam207
First Gulf War199
Second Gulf War158
Korea23
World War II0

Highland Acres Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74155
75+103
55 to 6493
18 to 3479
35 to 5451

Highland Acres Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White33713.81%
Black12533.88%
2+ Races1419.72%
Asian56.02%
Hispanic11.04%

Highland Acres Veterans by Race

Highland Acres Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Acres Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Acres Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Acres Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Acres Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.3%

Born in Highland Acres

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Highland Acres residents were born in the United States, with 44.3% having been born in Delaware. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Highland Acres Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,871-10-0.26%
20233,881-11-0.28%
20223,892-18-0.46%
20213,910-3-0.08%
20203,91346713.55%
20193,446-199-5.46%
20183,645-130-3.44%
20173,775-17-0.45%
20163,792-174-4.39%
20153,96640.1%
20143,962952.46%
20133,867290.76%
20123,8382346.49%
20113,6041454.19%
20103,45900%

Highland Acres Population by Year