Highland, Indiana Population 2020

22,014

Highland is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 22,014, it is the 42nd largest city in Indiana and the 1708th largest city in the United States. Highland is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -7.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,727 in 2010. Highland reached it's highest population of 25,935 in 1980. Spanning over 7 miles, Highland has a population density of 3,154 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland is $76,254 with a poverty rate of 8.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,091 per month, and the median house value is $156,600. The median age in Highland is 41.8 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Highland Demographics

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

  • White: 83.01%
  • Other race: 5.66%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.01%
  • Asian: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Highland, Indiana is 22,014, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,382.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,727.

Highland, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,87883.01%
Some Other Race1,2885.66%
Black or African American1,0784.74%
Two or More Races9134.01%
Asian4742.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.03%

Highland Population Pyramid 2020

Highland Median Age

41.8


Total

40.4


Male

43.9


Female

Highland Adults

There are 17,974 adults, (4,206 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female

11,566

50.86%

Male

11,177

49.14%

Highland Households and Families

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Highland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
Male79.3%20.7%
All79.3%20.7%
Non Family71.6%28.4%
Female67.6%32.4%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4732.479.3
Married4,4533.188.1
Non Family3,5021.2171.6
Female1,0983.0367.6
Male4203.279.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Highland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3312.01%
9th to 12th Grade6704.07%
High School Graduate5,54533.71%
Some College3,75622.84%
Associates Degree1,4819.00%
Bachelors Degree3,14319.11%
Graduate Degree1,5219.25%

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,44112,7763,785
Hispanic1,8751,596456
Other Race821683157
Black679662185
Multiple Races308280123
Asian270238148
Native American606038
Islander77

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 63.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,542$52,832$35,499
Less Than High School$31,127$35,353$16,078
High School Grad$40,578$51,542$25,945
Some College$41,314$53,567$31,886
Bachelors Degree$50,570$57,353$45,210
Graduate Degree$50,167$50,761$49,091

$45,542

Average Earnings

$52,832

Average Male

$35,499

Average Female

Highland Language

Highland Language by Age

Highland Language

88.26% of Highland residents speak only English, while 11.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.57% of the population.

Highland Poverty

Highland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,2451,0996.37%
Hispanic3,3553279.75%
Black1,07121520.07%
Asian47413027.43%
Multiple9109910.88%
Other1,288655.05%

8.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.92%

Male Poverty Rate

9.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland is Asian, with 27.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is Other, with 5.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.80%
High School8.62%
Some College5.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.09%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed22.22%
Female Unemployed14.16%
Female Employed4.35%
Male Employed3.02%

Highland Income

Highland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,699$76,254
Families$79,891$89,291
Married Families$86,851-
Non Families$41,504$51,691

Highland Marital Status

Highland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Highland Marital Status by Race

Highland Veterans

1,552

Number of Veterans

1,477

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam411
First Gulf War260
Korea221
Second Gulf War160
World War II136
Age Group Veterans
75+598
35 to 54354
65 to 74291
55 to 64196
18 to 34113
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4119.15%
Hispanic1034.82%
Black628.10%
Other555.87%
2 or More246.40%

$Highland Veterans by Education

4.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.74%

Born in Indiana

94.00%

Native Born

6.00%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.00% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 59.74% having been born in Indiana. 2.13% 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
202022,014-184-0.83%
201922,198-184-0.82%
201822,382-165-0.73%
201722,547-184-0.81%
201622,731-186-0.81%
201522,917-237-1.02%
201423,154-130-0.56%
201323,284-162-0.69%
201223,446-134-0.57%
201123,580-138-0.58%
201023,7181720.07%
200023,546-150-0.06%
199023,696-2,239-0.90%
198025,9359880.39%
197024,9478,6634.36%
196016,28410,49710.90%
19505,7873,0647.83%
19402,7230.00%