Highland City, Florida Population 2024

13,520

Highland City is a city located in Polk County Florida. Highland City has a 2024 population of 13,520. Highland City is currently growing at a rate of 4.1% annually and its population has increased by 18.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,392 in 2020.

The average household income in Highland City is $100,279 with a poverty rate of 5.21%. The median age in Highland City is 38.1 years: 38 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Highland City Demographics

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

  • White: 67.56%
  • Black or African American: 11.12%
  • Two or more races: 10.87%
  • Other race: 7.68%
  • Asian: 2.78%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,714.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.68% (2,128)
The current population of Highland City, Florida is 13,520 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,392.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,41567.56%
Black or African American1,38511.12%
Two or more races1,35410.87%
Other race9567.68%
Asian3462.78%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Highland City Population by Race

Highland City Population Pyramid 2024

Highland City Median Age

38.1

Total

38

Male

38.4

Female

Highland City Adults

There are 9,435 adults, (1,644 of whom are seniors) in Highland City.

Highland City Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland City Sex Ratio

Female5,82746.78%
Male6,62953.22%

Highland City Population by Age

Highland City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1712.9879.420.6
Married2,4563.4188.511.5
Non Family1,1061.5469.230.8
Female3094.0442.157.9
Male3003.6980.319.7

3.42

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5947.06%
Associates Degree1,04312.39%
Bachelors Degree1,80321.43%
Graduate Degree85710.18%
High School Graduate2,27527.04%
Less Than 9th Grade3634.31%
Some College1,48017.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Highland City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,8475,4392,032
Hispanic1,274822189
2+ Races882641157
Black703701230
Other Race55731868
Asian256204115

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.92%.

Highland City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,500$70,529$47,957
Graduate Degree$56,713$61,250$55,093
High School Graduate$38,968$46,778$32,222
Less Than 9th Grade$33,156$33,921$0
Overall$46,412$53,178$37,995
Some College$43,571$58,661$37,593

$46,412

Average Earnings

$53,178

Average Male

$37,995

Average Female

Highland City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland City Language

85.23% of Highland City residents speak only English, while 14.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.04% of the population.

Highland City Language

Highland City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,1143644.49%
Black1,38415210.98%
Hispanic2,122572.69%
Multiple1,337533.96%
Asian3464813.87%
Other956293.03%

5.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.33%

Male Poverty Rate

5.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland City is Asian, with 13.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland City is Hispanic, with 2.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.36%.

Highland City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.24%
High School9.67%
Some College4.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.32%

Highland City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed9.52%
Male Employed2.8%
Female Employed0.96%
Female Unemployed0%

Highland City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,897$103,134
Households$85,301$100,279
Married Families$96,402$-999,999,999
Non Families$74,936$84,891

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highland City 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 Over 65.

Highland City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

747

Number of Veterans

658

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War283
Vietnam224
First Gulf War121
Korea22
World War II0

Highland City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74200
35 to 54165
75+138
55 to 64125
18 to 34119

Highland City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5728.9%
Hispanic1026.77%
2+ Races9910.43%
Black474.47%
Other Race294.25%

Highland City Veterans by Race

Highland City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Highland City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland City 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

46.34%

Born in Highland City

90.41%

Native Born

9.59%

Foreign Born

4.86%

Non Citizen

4.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.41% of Highland City residents were born in the United States, with 46.34% having been born in Florida. 4.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Highland City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202413,5205324.1%
202312,9885324.27%
202212,4561,45713.25%
202110,999-393-3.45%
202011,3927907.45%
201910,602-39-0.37%
201810,6412552.46%
201710,3862862.83%
201610,100-20-0.2%
201510,120800.8%
201410,040680.68%
20139,9724024.2%
20129,570-535-5.29%
201110,105-729-6.73%
201010,83400%

Highland City Population by Year