Highland, Illinois Population 2021

9,844
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Highland is a city located in Madison County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 9,844, it is the 223rd largest city in Illinois and the 3142nd largest city in the United States . Highland is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually but its population has decreased by -0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,919 in 2010. Highland reached it's highest population of 9,967 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Highland has a population density of 1,469 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland is $72,336 with a poverty rate of 9.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $725 per month, and the median house value is $152,100. The median age in Highland is 38.5 years, 35.6 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Highland Demographics

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

  • White: 91.81%
  • Asian: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Highland, Illinois is 9,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,829.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,919.

Highland, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,19291.81%
Asian3413.41%
Two or More Races2512.51%
Black or African American2282.28%
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Highland Population by Race

Highland Population Pyramid $2021

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Highland Median Age

38.5


Total

35.6


Male

40.8


Female

Highland Adults

There are 7,638 adults, (1,870 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female

5,019

50.13%

Male

4,993

49.87%

Highland Population by Age

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All65.3%34.7%
Female55.3%44.7%
Male44.1%55.9%
Non Family42.2%57.8%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1892.3565.3
Married1,9743.0487.9
Non Family1,5441.1942.2
Female4762.9655.3
Male1953.1544.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Highland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2213.15%
9th to 12th Grade2453.49%
High School Graduate1,99028.38%
Some College1,94127.68%
Associates Degree6459.20%
Bachelors Degree1,32118.84%
Graduate Degree6499.26%
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Highland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,5566,1821,861
Asian21616478
Hispanic16612624
Black56567
2+ Races40409

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 asian people with a rate of 36.11%.

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,041$47,786$33,533
Less Than 9th Grade$23,021$23,151$18,438
High School Graduate$29,271$36,184$25,147
Some College$37,536$42,723$29,821
Bachelors Degree$53,061$62,415$43,707
Graduate Degree$65,000$72,679$52,115

$41,041

Average Earnings

$47,786

Average Male

$33,533

Average Female

Highland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Language by Age

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Highland Language

94.07% of Highland residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Highland Language

Highland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7896136.97%
Black221221100.00%
Hispanic35914540.39%
Multiple251176.77%
Asian34141.17%

9.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.32%

Male Poverty Rate

9.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is Asian, with 1.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.60%.

Highland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College8.90%
High School6.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%
Less Than 9th Grade2.08%

Highland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.87%
Male Unemployed11.11%
Female Employed6.16%
Male Employed5.26%

Highland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,922$72,336
Families$80,432$87,656
Married Families$86,759-
Non Families$38,235$42,646
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Income by Household Type

Highland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Married by Age and Sex

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Highland 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 Marital Status by Race

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Highland Marital Status

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720

Number of Veterans

646

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam260
Second Gulf War200
First Gulf War179
Korea63
World War II5

Highland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54195
65 to 74147
55 to 64132
75+129
18 to 34117

Highland Veterans by Age

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Highland Veterans by Race

Highland Veterans by Education

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6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Employment by Age

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Highland Employment by Race

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Highland Employment by Education

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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70.07%

Born in Highland

97.36%

Native Born

2.64%

Foreign Born

0.60%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.36% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 70.07% having been born in Illinois. 0.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Highland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,84450.05%
20209,83950.05%
20199,83450.05%
20189,82980.08%
20179,821-9-0.09%
20169,830-18-0.18%
20159,848-55-0.56%
20149,903340.34%
20139,869-39-0.39%
20129,908-26-0.26%
20119,934-33-0.33%
20109,9671,5291.68%
20008,4389131.15%
19907,5254030.55%
19807,1221,1411.76%
19705,9811,0381.92%
19604,9436601.44%
19504,2834631.15%
19403,8205011.42%
19303,3194171.35%
19202,9022270.82%
19102,6750.00%

Highland Population by Year