Highland Park, Illinois Population 2020

29,696

Highland Park is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 29,696, it is the 67th largest city in Illinois and the 1296th largest city in the United States. Highland Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually but its population has decreased by -0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,763 in 2010. Highland Park reached it's highest population of 32,263 in 1970. Spanning over 12 miles, Highland Park has a population density of 2,426 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland Park is $220,174 with a poverty rate of 4.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,735 per month, and the median house value is $575,800. The median age in Highland Park is 46.6 years, 45.9 years for males, and 47.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males.

Highland Park Demographics

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

  • White: 92.06%
  • Asian: 2.40%
  • Other race: 2.30%
  • Two or more races: 1.73%
  • Black or African American: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Highland Park, Illinois is 29,696, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,622.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,763.

Highland Park, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,37192.06%
Asian7142.40%
Some Other Race6852.30%
Two or More Races5141.73%
Black or African American4201.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.09%

Highland Park Population Pyramid 2020

Highland Park Median Age

46.6


Total

45.9


Male

47.4


Female

Highland Park Adults

There are 22,443 adults, (6,529 of whom are seniors) in Highland Park.

Highland Park Age Dependency

86.8

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Park Sex Ratio

Female

15,424

51.88%

Male

14,307

48.12%

Highland Park Households and Families

Highland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Highland Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
All83.2%16.8%
Non Family69.3%30.7%
Female62.9%37.1%
Male54.5%45.5%

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5642.5583.2
Married7,6063.0491.6
Non Family2,9521.1269.3
Female7033.162.9
Male3032.8254.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Highland Park Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3521.69%
9th to 12th Grade1860.89%
High School Graduate1,6537.91%
Some College2,36311.31%
Associates Degree7953.81%
Bachelors Degree7,36435.25%
Graduate Degree8,17739.14%

Highland Park Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,70018,54014,519
Hispanic1,245945403
Asian539509386
Other Race35514921
Black237189114
Multiple Races140140105
Native American2727

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 white people with a rate of 77.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$77,459$107,414$49,036
Less Than High School$23,900$25,625$21,544
High School Grad$31,458$32,102$30,913
Some College$46,792$63,240$37,989
Bachelors Degree$79,338$107,000$43,240
Graduate Degree$106,815$158,321$66,786

$77,459

Average Earnings

$107,414

Average Male

$49,036

Average Female

Highland Park Language

Highland Park Language by Age

Highland Park Language

86.19% of Highland Park residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.24% of the population.

Highland Park Poverty

Highland Park Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,7431,1634.52%
Hispanic2,1631215.59%
Black3847820.31%
Asian7087410.45%
Multiple513265.07%

4.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.27%

Male Poverty Rate

5.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland Park is Black, with 20.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland Park is White, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.66%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.29%
Some College9.11%
High School8.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.21%
Female Unemployed13.54%
Female Employed3.57%
Male Employed1.52%

Highland Park Income

Highland Park Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$147,962$220,174
Families$179,381$260,965
Married Families$191,473-
Non Families$53,173$97,108

Highland Park Marital Status

Highland Park Marital Status

Marriage Rates

65.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.3%

Male Marriage Rate

61.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Park Married by Age and Sex

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

Highland Park Veterans

1,168

Number of Veterans

1,094

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam467
Korea199
World War II157
Second Gulf War154
First Gulf War115
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1435.49%
Hispanic211.41%
Black165.95%
Asian91.64%

$Highland Park Veterans by Education

8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Park Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Park 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

62.42%

Born in Illinois

88.48%

Native Born

11.52%

Foreign Born

3.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.48% of Highland Park residents were born in the United States, with 62.42% having been born in Illinois. 3.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202029,696370.12%
201929,659370.12%
201829,622-114-0.38%
201729,736370.12%
201629,699-63-0.21%
201529,762-118-0.39%
201429,880-22-0.07%
201329,902450.15%
201229,857520.17%
201129,805190.06%
201029,786-1,579-0.52%
200031,3657900.26%
199030,575-24-0.01%
198030,599-1,664-0.53%
197032,2636,7312.37%
196025,5328,7244.27%
195016,8082,3321.50%
194014,4762,2731.72%
193012,2036,0367.06%
19206,1671,9583.89%
19104,2091,4034.14%
19002,8060.00%