Highwood, Illinois Population 2024

5,247

Highwood is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Highwood has a 2024 population of 5,247. Highwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually but its population has increased by 3.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,089 in 2020.

The average household income in Highwood is $125,764 with a poverty rate of 14.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Highwood is 36.3 years, 31.9 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Highwood Demographics

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

  • White: 64.82%
  • Other race: 23.68%
  • Two or more races: 7.86%
  • Black or African American: 2.49%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,285.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.1% (158)
The current population of Highwood, Illinois is 5,247 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,089.

Highwood, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,38864.82%
Other race1,23823.68%
Two or more races4117.86%
Black or African American1302.49%
Asian601.15%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Highwood Population by Race

Highwood Population Pyramid 2024

Highwood Median Age

36.3

Total

31.9

Male

40.3

Female

Highwood Adults

There are 3,924 adults, (841 of whom are seniors) in Highwood.

Highwood Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Highwood Sex Ratio

Female2,39245.76%
Male2,83554.24%

Highwood Population by Age

Highwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9042.750.349.7
Married1,0653.2162.837.2
Non Family5141.527.272.8
Female2252.924456
Male1002.855050
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Highwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Highwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,114

Average Earnings

$68,201

Average Male

$34,276

Average Female

Highwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highwood Language

59.65% of Highwood residents speak only English, while 40.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.19% of the population.

Highwood Language

Highwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,87341914.58%
Hispanic2,02133216.43%
Other1,23830624.72%
Black12010.83%
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14.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.98%

Male Poverty Rate

14.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highwood is Other, with 24.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highwood is Black, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.37%.

Highwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.95%
High School11.24%
Bachelors or Greater10.12%
Some College1.13%
showing: 4 rows

Highwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.27%
Male Employed15.48%
Female Employed11.76%
Female Unemployed10.91%
showing: 4 rows

Highwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Highwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Highwood 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 35-44.

Highwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

161

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

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Highwood Veterans by War

count

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Highwood Veterans by Age

count

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Highwood Veterans by Race

Highwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Highwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.58%

Born in Highwood

77.12%

Native Born

22.88%

Foreign Born

15.36%

Non Citizen

7.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.12% of Highwood residents were born in the United States, with 58.58% having been born in Illinois. 15.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Highwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,027-44-0.87%
20285,071-44-0.86%
20275,115-44-0.85%
20265,159-44-0.85%
20255,203-44-0.84%
20245,247-44-0.83%
20235,291-44-0.82%
20225,335-44-0.82%
20215,3792905.7%
20205,089-139-2.66%
20195,228-41-0.78%
20185,269-50-0.94%
20175,319-33-0.62%
20165,352-20-0.37%
20155,372-33-0.61%
20145,405-15-0.28%
20135,420
20125,420-19-0.35%
20115,439-13-0.24%
20105,4521,30931.6%
20004,143-1,188-22.28%
19905,331-121-2.22%
19805,4524799.63%
19704,97347410.54%
19604,49968617.99%
19503,8131062.86%
19403,7071173.26%
19303,590
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Highwood Population by Year