North Highlands, California Population 2024

48,083

North Highlands is a city located in Sacramento County California. North Highlands has a 2024 population of 48,083. North Highlands is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,660 in 2020.

The average household income in North Highlands is $75,466 with a poverty rate of 20.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Highlands is 34 years, 32.8 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

North Highlands Demographics

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

  • White: 57.63%
  • Two or more races: 13.61%
  • Black or African American: 9.91%
  • Other race: 9.51%
  • Asian: 8.23%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
Land Area (mi²)
8.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,456.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.19% (-577)
The current population of North Highlands, California is 48,083 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 48,660.

North Highlands, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,71257.63%
Two or more races6,54413.61%
Black or African American4,7639.91%
Other race4,5719.51%
Asian3,9588.23%
Native American4140.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1210.25%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Highlands Population by Race

North Highlands Population Pyramid 2024

North Highlands Median Age

34

Total

32.8

Male

34.7

Female

North Highlands Adults

There are 35,563 adults, (5,620 of whom are seniors) in North Highlands.

North Highlands Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

North Highlands Sex Ratio

Female23,71949.33%
Male24,36450.67%

North Highlands Population by Age

North Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,910351.448.6
Married6,9583.7656.243.8
Non Family4,9541.2850.549.5
Female2,8163.874555
Male1,1823.642.257.8
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3.59

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Highlands 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

North Highlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 19.55%.

North Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,577

Average Earnings

$42,717

Average Male

$35,603

Average Female

North Highlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Highlands Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Highlands Language

59.02% of North Highlands residents speak only English, while 40.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.04% of the population.

North Highlands Language

North Highlands Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,9793,74317.03%
Hispanic14,5293,41523.5%
Multiple6,5401,80227.55%
Other4,5571,55634.15%
Black4,6781,13024.16%
Asian3,94499225.15%
Native414245.8%
Islander1202117.5%
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20.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.59%

Male Poverty Rate

21.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Highlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Highlands is Other, with 34.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Highlands is Native, with 5.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.76%.

North Highlands Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.83%
High School16.29%
Some College13.2%
Bachelors or Greater5.68%
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North Highlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.72%
Male Unemployed17.56%
Female Employed10.32%
Male Employed10.06%
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North Highlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Highlands Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Highlands Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

North Highlands Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North 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 35-44.

North Highlands Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Highlands Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,154

Number of Veterans

1,917

Male Veterans

237

Female Veterans

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North Highlands Veterans by War

count

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North Highlands Veterans by Age

count

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North Highlands Veterans by Race

North Highlands Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Highlands Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

North Highlands Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Highlands Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Highlands 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

57.12%

Born in North Highlands

71.3%

Native Born

28.7%

Foreign Born

15.32%

Non Citizen

13.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.3% of North Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 57.12% having been born in California. 15.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

North Highlands Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202448,083
202348,083
202248,083-341-0.7%
202148,424-236-0.48%
202048,6609992.1%
201947,661-1,307-2.67%
201848,9681,6113.4%
201747,3575161.1%
201646,8414651%
201546,3761,4773.29%
201444,8993250.73%
201344,5749112.09%
201243,6637751.81%
201142,8881940.45%
201042,694
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North Highlands Population by Year