Highwood, Illinois Population 2021

5,154
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Highwood is a city located in Lake County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 5,154, it is the 325th largest city in Illinois and the 4684th largest city in the United States . Highwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -4.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,405 in 2010. Highwood reached it's highest population of 5,452 in 1980. Spanning over 1 miles, Highwood has a population density of 7,156 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highwood is $96,649 with a poverty rate of 16.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,287 per month, and the median house value is $354,800. The median age in Highwood is 35.3 years, 35.2 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Highwood Demographics

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

  • White: 73.18%
  • Other race: 18.93%
  • Black or African American: 4.52%
  • Asian: 1.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Highwood, Illinois is 5,154 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,259.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,405.

Highwood, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,88673.18%
Some Other Race1,00518.93%
Black or African American2404.52%
Asian911.71%
Two or More Races571.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.58%
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Highwood Population by Race

Highwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Highwood Median Age

35.3


Total

35.2


Male

35.5


Female

Highwood Adults

There are 3,826 adults, (652 of whom are seniors) in Highwood.

Highwood Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Highwood Sex Ratio

Female

2,567

48.34%

Male

2,743

51.66%

Highwood Population by Age

Highwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.4%50.6%
All37.1%62.9%
Non Family26.4%73.6%
Female24.4%75.6%
Male21.6%78.4%

37.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8972.7537.1
Married9193.5849.4
Non Family7071.2526.4
Female1602.824.4
Male1115.3921.6

3.59

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Highwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade47313.48%
9th to 12th Grade1484.22%
High School Graduate97927.90%
Some College43312.34%
Associates Degree1143.25%
Bachelors Degree77822.17%
Graduate Degree58416.64%
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Highwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,7901,6721,092
Hispanic1,437937143
Other Race59839748
Black21619143
Asian747470
2+ Races252525
Native American15157

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Highwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,171$34,864$29,947
Less Than 9th Grade$18,693$21,200$16,017
High School Graduate$29,102$28,333$29,495
Some College$35,022$39,844$26,250
Bachelors Degree$42,759$44,432$37,042
Graduate Degree$80,083$106,875$67,273

$33,171

Average Earnings

$34,864

Average Male

$29,947

Average Female

Highwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highwood Language by Age

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Highwood Language

49.14% of Highwood residents speak only English, while 50.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.46% of the population.

Highwood Language

Highwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,69676928.52%
Other1,00513713.63%
White2,208984.44%
Black232104.31%

16.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.01%

Male Poverty Rate

17.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highwood is Hispanic, with 28.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highwood is Black, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.84%.

Highwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School22.39%
Less Than 9th Grade18.95%
Some College7.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.65%

Highwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.17%
Male Unemployed32.00%
Female Employed10.99%
Male Employed8.46%

Highwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,388$96,649
Families$87,250$113,455
Married Families$95,366-
Non Families$39,640$66,708
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Income by Household Type

Highwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Highwood Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Highwood Marital Status by Race

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Highwood Marital Status

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260

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam64
Second Gulf War54
First Gulf War41
Korea22
World War II3

Highwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5478
75+77
18 to 3441
65 to 7434
55 to 6430

Highwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2057.16%
Black5531.43%
Hispanic321.91%

Highwood Veterans by Race

Highwood Veterans by Education

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3.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highwood Veterans by Education

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70.6%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Highwood Employment by Age

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Highwood Employment by Race

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Highwood 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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53.37%

Born in Highwood

69.42%

Native Born

30.58%

Foreign Born

21.47%

Non Citizen

9.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.42% of Highwood residents were born in the United States, with 53.37% having been born in Illinois. 21.47% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,154-35-0.67%
20205,189-35-0.67%
20195,224-35-0.67%
20185,259-57-1.07%
20175,316-33-0.62%
20165,349-22-0.41%
20155,371-33-0.61%
20145,404-15-0.28%
20135,4190.00%
20125,419-19-0.35%
20115,438-13-0.24%
20105,4511,3082.78%
20004,143-1,188-2.49%
19905,331-121-0.22%
19805,4524790.92%
19704,9734741.01%
19604,4996861.67%
19503,8131060.28%
19403,7071170.32%
19303,5900.00%

Highwood Population by Year