North Highlands is a city located in Sacramento County California. With a 2020 population of 50,653, it is the 189th largest city in California and the 871st largest city in the United States. North Highlands is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,327 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, North Highlands has a population density of 5,749 people per square mile.
The average household income in North Highlands is $59,618 with a poverty rate of 21.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,201 per month, and the median house value is $241,800. The median age in North Highlands is 31.6 years, 30.1 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Highlandswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.15%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 19.42%.
62.18% of North Highlands residents speak only English, while 37.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.16% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in North Highlands is Black, with 29.84% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in North Highlands is Hispanic, with 17.14% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.08%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in North Highlands
73.86% of North Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 56.51% having been born in California. 14.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.