Highland Heights, Kentucky Population 2020

7,043
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Highland Heights is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 7,043, it is the 59th largest city in Kentucky and the 3930th largest city in the United States. Highland Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually but its population has increased by 1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,923 in 2010. Highland Heights reached it's highest population of 7,168 in 2014. Spanning over 3 miles, Highland Heights has a population density of 2,688 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland Heights is $56,990 with a poverty rate of 19.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $944 per month, and the median house value is $123,800. The median age in Highland Heights is 25.3 years, 26.2 years for males, and 23 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Highland Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 92.35%
  • Black or African American: 5.13%
  • Asian: 1.46%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Two or more races: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Highland Heights, Kentucky is 7,043, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,103.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,923.

Highland Heights, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,59092.35%
Black or African American3665.13%
Asian1041.46%
Some Other Race560.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.20%
Two or More Races60.08%
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Highland Heights Population Pyramid 2020

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Highland Heights Median Age

25.3


Total

26.2


Male

23


Female

Highland Heights Adults

There are 6,360 adults, (1,065 of whom are seniors) in Highland Heights.

Highland Heights Age Dependency

34.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Heights Sex Ratio

Female

3,793

53.15%

Male

3,343

46.85%

Highland Heights Households and Families

Highland Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Male39%61%
Female34%66%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4762.2459.9
Non Family1,3011.5249.1
Married8643.1284.6
Female1882.9234
Male1232.6739

2.95

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Highland Heights Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1333.69%
9th to 12th Grade2025.60%
High School Graduate1,12431.17%
Some College71319.77%
Associates Degree42311.73%
Bachelors Degree65318.11%
Graduate Degree3589.93%
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Highland Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4023,086929
Hispanic957614
Black525229
Asian515133
Multiple Races666
Other Race666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,227$47,014$26,233
Less Than High School$$2,500$16,806
High School Grad$29,132$39,875$19,267
Some College$31,383$37,750$
Bachelors Degree$55,781$49,139$57,396
Graduate Degree$56,447$70,826$41,776

$37,227

Average Earnings

$47,014

Average Male

$26,233

Average Female

Highland Heights Language

Highland Heights Language by Age

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Highland Heights Language

92.58% of Highland Heights residents speak only English, while 7.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.01% of the population.

Highland Heights Poverty

Highland Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,22189017.05%
Black1269071.43%
Hispanic1186151.69%
Other4747100.00%
Asian622743.55%
Native1414100.00%

19.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.08%

Male Poverty Rate

24.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland Heights is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland Heights is White, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.25%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.76%
Bachelors or Greater11.47%
Some College10.37%
High School6.64%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.91%
Female Employed25.21%
Male Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed9.50%

Highland Heights Income

Highland Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,670$56,990
Families$64,112$73,716
Married Families$77,045-
Non Families$34,652$40,529
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Highland Heights Marital Status

Highland Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Highland Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Highland Heights Marital Status by Race

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Highland Heights Veterans

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462

Number of Veterans

453

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam178
Korea93
Second Gulf War78
World War II50
First Gulf War18
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Age Group Veterans
75+177
65 to 74107
35 to 5469
55 to 6458
18 to 3451
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Highland Heights Veterans by Education

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10.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Heights Employment Status

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.83%

Born in Kentucky

94.58%

Native Born

5.42%

Foreign Born

4.50%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.58% of Highland Heights residents were born in the United States, with 54.83% having been born in Kentucky. 4.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,043-30-0.42%
20197,073-30-0.42%
20187,10320.03%
20177,101-30-0.42%
20167,131-33-0.46%
20157,164-4-0.06%
20147,168821.16%
20137,086-38-0.53%
20127,12410.01%
20117,1231031.47%
20107,0204660.69%
20006,5542,3314.49%
19904,223-212-0.49%
19804,4359441.20%
19603,4910.00%