Highland, Illinois Population 2024

9,973

Highland is a city located in Madison County Illinois. Highland has a 2024 population of 9,973. Highland is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,032 in 2020.

The average household income in Highland is $86,326 with a poverty rate of 3.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Highland is 42.8 years, 41.9 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Highland Demographics

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

  • White: 94.17%
  • Asian: 3.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Other race: 0.01%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,488.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.59% (-59)
The current population of Highland, Illinois is 9,973 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,032.

Highland, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,61994.17%
Asian3423.35%
Two or more races2162.11%
Black or African American370.36%
Other race10.01%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Highland Population by Race

Highland Population Pyramid 2024

Highland Median Age

42.8

Total

41.9

Male

42.9

Female

Highland Adults

There are 8,217 adults, (1,942 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female5,23151.21%
Male4,98448.79%

Highland Population by Age

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,7662.1168.731.3
Married2,0932.8492.77.3
Non Family1,9581.1549.150.9
Female4752.5245.154.9
Male2402.7665.834.2
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2.72

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Highland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 47.03%.

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,065

Average Earnings

$62,317

Average Male

$37,295

Average Female

Highland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland Language

95.99% of Highland residents speak only English, while 4.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Highland Language

Highland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,4032963.15%
Black2828100%
Hispanic881415.91%
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3.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.38%

Male Poverty Rate

5.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is White, with 3.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7%.

Highland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.36%
Some College5.64%
Less Than 9th Grade3.91%
Bachelors or Greater0.69%
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Highland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.85%
Female Employed4.77%
Male Employed1%
Male Unemployed
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Highland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Highland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

716

Number of Veterans

630

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Highland Veterans by War

count

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Highland Veterans by Age

count

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Highland Veterans by Race

Highland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland 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

70.91%

Born in Highland

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.47% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 70.91% having been born in Illinois. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Highland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,883-18-0.18%
20289,901-18-0.18%
20279,919-18-0.18%
20269,937-18-0.18%
20259,955-18-0.18%
20249,973-18-0.18%
20239,991-18-0.18%
202210,009-18-0.18%
202110,027-5-0.05%
202010,0321741.77%
20199,858130.13%
20189,845140.14%
20179,831-3-0.03%
20169,834-19-0.19%
20159,853-54-0.55%
20149,907350.35%
20139,872-38-0.38%
20129,910-24-0.24%
20119,934-33-0.33%
20109,9671,52918.12%
20008,43891312.13%
19907,5254035.66%
19807,1221,14119.08%
19705,9811,03821%
19604,94366015.41%
19504,28346312.12%
19403,82050115.09%
19303,31941714.37%
19202,9022278.49%
19102,675
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Highland Population by Year