Highlands is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 989, it is the 331st largest city in North Carolina and the 10347th largest city in the United States. Highlands is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 7.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 924 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Highlands has a population density of 161 people per square mile.
The average household income in Highlands is $83,823 with a poverty rate of 7.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $522,500. The median age in Highlands is 60.1 years, 56.9 years for males, and 63.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males.