Highlands, North Carolina Population 2020

989

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.

Highlands Demographics

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

  • White: 90.30%
  • Other race: 5.40%
  • Asian: 2.36%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Highlands, North Carolina is 989, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 969.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 924.

Highlands, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,07190.30%
Some Other Race645.40%
Asian282.36%
Black or African American231.94%

Highlands Population Pyramid 2020

Highlands Median Age

60.1


Total

56.9


Male

63.6


Female

Highlands Adults

There are 1,034 adults, (493 of whom are seniors) in Highlands.

Highlands Age Dependency

119.2

Age Dependency Ratio

91.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands Sex Ratio

Female

593

50.00%

Male

593

50.00%

Highlands Households and Families

Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Highlands Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All61.6%38.4%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Female50%50%
Male36.4%63.6%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6461.7961.6
Non Family3241.0851.5
Married2702.677
Female301.9350
Male222.0936.4

2.5

Average Family Size

1.79

Average Household Size

0.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Highlands Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade242.51%
9th to 12th Grade313.24%
High School Graduate18018.81%
Some College22223.20%
Associates Degree646.69%
Bachelors Degree18619.44%
Graduate Degree25026.12%

Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White876849426
Hispanic57424
Other Race5438
Asian10106
Black11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,573$36,167$19,196
Less Than High School$19,500$25,179$
High School Grad$26,193$32,813$
Some College$40,208$63,542$
Bachelors Degree$48,750$$
Graduate Degree$30,739$32,167$

$31,573

Average Earnings

$36,167

Average Male

$19,196

Average Female

Highlands Language

Highlands Language by Age

Highlands Language

89.47% of Highlands residents speak only English, while 10.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.32% of the population.

Highlands Poverty

Highlands Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,021484.70%
Black201995.00%
Asian281864.29%
Hispanic7611.32%

7.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.34%

Male Poverty Rate

5.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands is Black, with 95.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands is Hispanic, with 1.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.82%
High School5.00%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%
Some College1.40%
Name Poverty
Male Employed14.33%
Male Unemployed8.33%
Female Employed2.07%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Highlands Income

Highlands Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,769$83,823
Families$78,875$110,143
Married Families$82,083-
Non Families$35,357$57,665

Highlands Marital Status

Highlands Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Highlands Married by Age and Sex

Highlands Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Highlands Marital Status by Race

Highlands Veterans

133

Number of Veterans

115

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam67
Korea17
World War II6
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+64
65 to 7454
55 to 6412
35 to 543
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White12913.87%
Hispanic35.17%
Other35.56%
Black14.55%

$Highlands Veterans by Education

3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands Employment Status

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Highlands 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

23.36%

Born in North Carolina

90.73%

Native Born

9.27%

Foreign Born

8.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.73% of Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 23.36% having been born in North Carolina. 8.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020989101.02%
2019979101.03%
2018969192.00%
2017950101.06%
201694060.64%
201593460.65%
201492830.32%
2013925-2-0.22%
2012927-3-0.32%
2011930-1-0.11%
20109310.00%