Highlands, Texas Population 2021

7,720
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Highlands is a city located in Harris County Texas. Highlands has a 2020 population of 7,720. Highlands is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,522 in 2010. Highlands reached it's highest population of 7,775 in 2014.

The average household income in Highlands is $69,271 with a poverty rate of 19.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,035 per month, and the median house value is $113,900. The median age in Highlands is 38.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Highlands Demographics

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

  • White: 90.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.43%
  • Black or African American: 3.24%
  • Other race: 2.68%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Highlands, Texas is 7,720 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,432.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,522.

Highlands, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,96290.18%
Two or More Races2653.43%
Black or African American2503.24%
Some Other Race2072.68%
Asian360.47%
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Highlands Population by Race

Highlands Population Pyramid $2021

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Highlands Median Age

38.3


Total

36.2


Male

40


Female

Highlands Adults

There are 5,720 adults, (1,093 of whom are seniors) in Highlands.

Highlands Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands Sex Ratio

Female

3,994

51.74%

Male

3,726

48.26%

Highlands Population by Age

Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highlands Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female84%16%
Non Family82.5%17.5%
All76.8%23.2%
Married72%28%
Male69.8%30.2%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7132.8476.8
Married1,2553.8572
Non Family9531.282.5
Female3003.6484
Male2053.0469.8

3.58

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Highlands Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48810.11%
9th to 12th Grade51910.75%
High School Graduate1,34827.91%
Some College1,27726.44%
Associates Degree63113.07%
Bachelors Degree3747.74%
Graduate Degree1923.98%
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Highlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3072,964440
Hispanic1,32766342
Black16016049
Other Race955617
2+ Races3030
Asian181818

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 100.00%.

Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,381$43,086$40,017
Less Than 9th Grade$31,516$33,940$
High School Graduate$31,493$40,880$17,684
Some College$46,110$50,963$41,106
Bachelors Degree$53,621$123,250$53,427
Graduate Degree$68,854$$69,188

$41,381

Average Earnings

$43,086

Average Male

$40,017

Average Female

Highlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highlands Language by Age

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Highlands Language

63.64% of Highlands residents speak only English, while 36.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.66% of the population.

Highlands Language

Highlands Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,9571,00734.05%
White4,2143718.80%
Other20715172.95%
Black2414217.43%
Multiple2653412.83%

19.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.64%

Male Poverty Rate

24.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands is Other, with 72.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands is White, with 8.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.06%.

Highlands Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.59%
High School13.21%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater7.95%

Highlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.21%
Female Employed16.61%
Male Employed12.92%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Highlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highlands Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,052$69,271
Families$69,198$83,061
Married Families$75,313-
Non Families$32,476$39,867
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Income by Household Type

Highlands Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Highlands Married by Age and Sex

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Highlands 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 45-54.

Highlands Marital Status by Race

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Highlands Marital Status

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591

Number of Veterans

514

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam272
Second Gulf War190
First Gulf War60
Korea44
World War II

Highlands Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74205
35 to 54142
75+117
55 to 6479
18 to 3448

Highlands Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White54210.21%
Hispanic693.48%
Black4930.63%

Highlands Veterans by Race

Highlands Veterans by Education

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12.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Highlands Employment by Age

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Highlands Employment by Race

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Highlands Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.20%

Born in Highlands

82.40%

Native Born

17.60%

Foreign Born

11.18%

Non Citizen

6.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.40% of Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 66.20% having been born in Texas. 11.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Highlands Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,7200.00%
20207,7200.00%
20197,7202883.88%
20187,432-112-1.48%
20177,5441582.14%
20167,386-129-1.72%
20157,515-260-3.34%
20147,7754756.51%
20137,300-303-3.99%
20127,6031061.41%
20117,497-25-0.33%
20107,5220.00%

Highlands Population by Year