Highland Lakes, Alabama Population 2024

5,628

Highland Lakes is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Highland Lakes has a 2024 population of 5,628. Highland Lakes is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -5.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,973 in 2020.

The average household income in Highland Lakes is $232,945 with a poverty rate of 3.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Highland Lakes is 47.8 years, 47.7 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Highland Lakes Demographics

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

  • White: 86.14%
  • Black or African American: 8.62%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,497.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.78% (-345)
The current population of Highland Lakes, Alabama is 5,628 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,973.

Highland Lakes, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,84886.14%
Black or African American4858.62%
Two or more races2384.23%
Asian571.01%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Highland Lakes Population by Race

Highland Lakes Population Pyramid 2024

Highland Lakes Median Age

47.8

Total

47.7

Male

48

Female

Highland Lakes Adults

There are 4,611 adults, (1,102 of whom are seniors) in Highland Lakes.

Highland Lakes Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Lakes Sex Ratio

Female2,87951.15%
Male2,74948.85%

Highland Lakes Population by Age

Highland Lakes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0112.899.20.8
Married1,6932.941000
Non Family2071.192.37.7
Female1113.771000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.99

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

99.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland Lakes 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 Lakes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Lakes Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Highland Lakes Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$76,886

Average Earnings

$104,167

Average Male

$56,815

Average Female

Highland Lakes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Lakes Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland Lakes Language

97.65% of Highland Lakes residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Highland Lakes Language

Highland Lakes Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,8111954.05%
Hispanic372054.05%
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3.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.18%

Male Poverty Rate

5.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland Lakes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland Lakes is Hispanic, with 54.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland Lakes is White, with 4.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 4.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11%.

Highland Lakes Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School7.6%
Some College5.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Highland Lakes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.34%
Female Employed1.36%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Highland Lakes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Lakes Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland Lakes Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.2%

Male Marriage Rate

72.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Lakes Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highland Lakes 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 Lakes Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland Lakes Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

315

Number of Veterans

315

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Highland Lakes Veterans by War

count

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Highland Lakes Veterans by Age

count

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Highland Lakes Veterans by Race

Highland Lakes Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Lakes Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Lakes Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Lakes Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Lakes 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

53.06%

Born in Highland Lakes

96.64%

Native Born

3.36%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

3.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.64% of Highland Lakes residents were born in the United States, with 53.06% having been born in Alabama. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Highland Lakes Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,628
20235,628
20225,628-509-8.29%
20216,1371642.75%
20205,9734548.23%
20195,519190.35%
20185,5001061.97%
20175,39453410.99%
20164,860-4-0.08%
20154,8641853.95%
20144,6793518.11%
20134,3282065%
20124,122972.41%
20114,025992.52%
20103,926
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Highland Lakes Population by Year