Highland, Indiana Population 2021

22,152
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Highland is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 22,152, it is the 42nd largest city in Indiana and the 1711th largest city in the United States . Highland is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -6.64% 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 3,174 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland is $79,382 with a poverty rate of 7.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,106 per month, and the median house value is $161,100. The median age in Highland is 41.9 years, 40.6 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Highland Demographics

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

  • White: 82.18%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Black or African American: 5.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Asian: 2.50%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Highland, Indiana is 22,152 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,398.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,727.

Highland, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,55682.18%
Some Other Race1,2455.51%
Black or African American1,1315.01%
Two or More Races9124.04%
Asian5642.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native1620.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.05%
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Highland Population by Race

Highland Population Pyramid $2021

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Highland Median Age

41.9


Total

40.6


Male

44.2


Female

Highland Adults

There are 17,995 adults, (4,191 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female

11,555

51.17%

Male

11,026

48.83%

Highland Population by Age

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
Male79.3%20.7%
All78.9%21.1%
Non Family70.9%29.1%
Female66.5%33.5%

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3742.478.9
Married4,5513.0287.6
Non Family3,3391.2170.9
Female1,0693.1566.5
Male4153.3979.3

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Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Highland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3602.18%
9th to 12th Grade6914.19%
High School Graduate5,23231.72%
Some College3,94423.91%
Associates Degree1,5359.31%
Bachelors Degree3,20519.43%
Graduate Degree1,5299.27%
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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
White13,30912,6723,773
Hispanic2,0041,659454
Other Race779605139
Black701663198
Asian304280220
2+ Races25623295
Native American10410454
Islander1111

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 asian people with a rate of 72.37%.

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,888$53,405$36,000
Less Than 9th Grade$31,895$34,706$15,676
High School Graduate$40,413$52,111$26,235
Some College$44,261$57,833$33,404
Bachelors Degree$50,097$58,786$42,694
Graduate Degree$51,850$53,224$48,421

$45,888

Average Earnings

$53,405

Average Male

$36,000

Average Female

Highland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Language by Age

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Highland Language

87.46% of Highland residents speak only English, while 12.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.53% of the population.

Highland Language

Highland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8831,0516.23%
Asian56425044.33%
Hispanic3,4742416.94%
Black1,11617315.50%
Multiple908758.26%
Other1,245624.98%
Native16284.94%

7.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.90%

Male Poverty Rate

8.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland is Asian, with 44.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is Native, with 4.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.72%.

Highland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.98%
High School6.97%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Highland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.50%
Female Unemployed18.73%
Female Employed4.62%
Male Employed3.16%

Highland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,281$79,382
Families$82,192$92,108
Married Families$88,879-
Non Families$44,089$54,159
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Income by Household Type

Highland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Highland Marital Status by Race

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Highland Marital Status

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1,390

Number of Veterans

1,325

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam440
First Gulf War247
Second Gulf War169
Korea157
World War II113

Highland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+450
35 to 54323
65 to 74310
55 to 64185
18 to 34122

Highland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3038.52%
Hispanic1275.55%
Other Race596.40%
Black121.43%
2+ Races102.86%
Native American65.77%

Highland Veterans by Race

Highland Veterans by Education

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1.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

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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60.05%

Born in Highland

93.35%

Native Born

6.65%

Foreign Born

2.79%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.35% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 60.05% having been born in Indiana. 2.79% 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
202122,152-82-0.37%
202022,234-82-0.37%
201922,316-82-0.37%
201822,398-152-0.67%
201722,550-184-0.81%
201622,734-188-0.82%
201522,922-236-1.02%
201423,158-132-0.57%
201323,290-159-0.68%
201223,449-136-0.58%
201123,585-133-0.56%
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%

Highland Population by Year