Highlands, Texas Population 2022

8,830
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Highlands is a city located in Harris County Texas. Highlands has a 2020 population of 8,830. Highlands is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually and its population has increased by 2.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,612 in 2010.

The average household income in Highlands is $69,271 with a poverty rate of 17.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $137,300. 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 Highlandswas:

  • White: 88.33%
  • Two or more races: 7.64%
  • Other race: 1.65%
  • Black or African American: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Highlands, Texas is 8,830 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,612.

Highlands, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,48888.33%
Black or African American1131.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.42%
Asian310.42%
Some Other Race1211.65%
Two or More Races5617.64%
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Highlands Population by Race

Highlands Population Pyramid 2022

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Highlands Median Age

36.6


Total

37


Male

36.1


Female

Highlands Adults

There are 5,323 adults, (1,172 of whom are seniors) in Highlands.

Highlands Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands Sex Ratio

Female

3,897

53.06%

Male

3,448

46.94%

Highlands Population by Age

Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highlands Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male79.5%20.5%
Non Family77.5%22.5%
Married76.9%23.1%
All76.2%23.8%
Female67.6%32.4%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5472.8876.2
Married1,2373.9376.9
Male2393.1479.5
Female2902.8167.6
Non Family7811.1477.5

3.53

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Highlands Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4038.74%
9th to 12th Grade61313.29%
High School Graduate1,36029.48%
Some College1,08623.54%
Associates Degree62313.51%
Bachelors Degree3968.58%
Graduate Degree1322.86%
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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
Asian151515
Black11311379
Other Race797614
White3,0122,658369
Hispanic1,38972751
2+ Races217217
Native American31

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$40,960$41,168$40,824
Less Than 9th Grade$33,878$34,327$
High School Graduate$$35,679$17,857
Some College$47,948$52,788$41,250
Bachelors Degree$49,851$125,750$49,079
Graduate Degree$69,236$$

$40,960

Average Earnings

$41,168

Average Male

$40,824

Average Female

Highlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highlands Language by Age

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Highlands Language

63.95% of Highlands residents speak only English, while 36.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.40% of the population.

Highlands Language

Highlands Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,73239110.48%
Other14NaN%
Hispanic3,06176024.83%
Multiple56111520.50%

17.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.50%

Male Poverty Rate

22.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands is White, with 10.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands is Multiple, with 20.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.80%.

Highlands Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.92%
High School10.21%
Some College8.19%
Bachelors or Greater8.71%

Highlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.28%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed19.68%
Female Unemployed30.20%

Highlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highlands Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,603$69,473
Families$64,259$82,213
Married Families$67,005-
Non Families$28,988$36,267
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Income by Household Type

Highlands Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

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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526

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War119
First Gulf War76
Vietnam280
Korea26
World War II

Highlands Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3433
35 to 54106
55 to 6467
65 to 74196
75+124

Highlands Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4228.95%
Black6456.64%
2+ Races4010.75%
Hispanic623.35%

Highlands Veterans by Race

Highlands Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

10%

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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69.07%

Born in Highlands

82.72%

Native Born

17.28%

Foreign Born

11.78%

Non Citizen

5.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.72% of Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 69.07% having been born in Texas. 11.78% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20107,5220.00%
20117,6311091.45%
20127,7401091.43%
20137,8491091.41%
20147,9581091.39%
20158,0671091.37%
20168,1761091.35%
20178,2851091.33%
20188,3941091.32%
20198,5031091.30%
20208,6121091.28%
20218,7211091.27%
20228,8301091.25%

Highlands Population by Year