Highland Park, Illinois Population 2024

30,127

Highland Park is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Highland Park has a 2024 population of 30,127. Highland Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually and its population has decreased by -0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,153 in 2020.

The average household income in Highland Park is $242,218 with a poverty rate of 3.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Highland Park is 48 years, 46.1 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Highland Park Demographics

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

  • White: 86.54%
  • Two or more races: 6.37%
  • Asian: 2.88%
  • Other race: 2.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
12.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,461.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.09% (-26)
The current population of Highland Park, Illinois is 30,127 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,153.

Highland Park, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,14286.54%
Two or more races1,9256.37%
Asian8692.88%
Other race8372.77%
Black or African American2860.95%
Native American1230.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Highland Park Population by Race

Highland Park Population Pyramid 2024

Highland Park Median Age

48

Total

46.1

Male

50

Female

Highland Park Adults

There are 23,040 adults, (7,638 of whom are seniors) in Highland Park.

Highland Park Age Dependency

96.1

Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Park Sex Ratio

Female15,58051.57%
Male14,62948.43%

Highland Park Population by Age

Highland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,0952.4784.115.9
Married7,8423.0289.810.2
Non Family3,3741.1177.422.6
Female5093.045644
Male3702.4364.335.7
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2.97

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland Park 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 Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 80.13%.

Highland Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$92,489

Average Earnings

$124,264

Average Male

$66,029

Average Female

Highland Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland Park Language

83.9% of Highland Park residents speak only English, while 16.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.93% of the population.

Highland Park Language

Highland Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24,7758723.52%
Multiple1,915894.65%
Hispanic3,044561.84%
Asian859252.91%
Other837212.51%
Black24220.83%
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3.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.22%

Male Poverty Rate

3.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland Park is Multiple, with 4.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland Park is Black, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.1%.

Highland Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.99%
Less Than 9th Grade6.38%
Some College3.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
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Highland Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.39%
Female Unemployed8.85%
Male Employed1.48%
Female Employed1.44%
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Highland Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.1%

Male Marriage Rate

62.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highland Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Highland Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

799

Number of Veterans

740

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

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Highland Park Veterans by War

count

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Highland Park Veterans by Age

count

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Highland Park Veterans by Race

Highland Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland Park 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

60.39%

Born in Highland Park

88.76%

Native Born

11.24%

Foreign Born

3.42%

Non Citizen

7.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.76% of Highland Park residents were born in the United States, with 60.39% having been born in Illinois. 3.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Highland Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,037-18-0.06%
202830,055-18-0.06%
202730,073-18-0.06%
202630,091-18-0.06%
202530,109-18-0.06%
202430,127-18-0.06%
202330,145-18-0.06%
202230,163-18-0.06%
202130,181280.09%
202030,1536162.09%
201929,537-58-0.2%
201829,595-132-0.44%
201729,727420.14%
201629,685-62-0.21%
201529,747-120-0.4%
201429,867-25-0.08%
201329,892400.13%
201229,852470.16%
201129,805200.07%
201029,785-1,580-5.04%
200031,3657902.58%
199030,575-24-0.08%
198030,599-1,664-5.16%
197032,2636,73126.36%
196025,5328,72451.9%
195016,8082,33216.11%
194014,4762,27318.63%
193012,2036,03697.88%
19206,1671,95846.52%
19104,2091,40350%
19002,806
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Highland Park Population by Year