North Highlands, California Population 2022

50,653
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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.

North Highlands Demographics

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

  • White: 64.48%
  • Two or more races: 11.24%
  • Black or African American: 11.20%
  • Asian: 7.37%
  • Other race: 4.85%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of North Highlands, California is 50,653 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,327.

North Highlands, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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North Highlands Population by Race

North Highlands Population Pyramid 2022

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North Highlands Median Age

32.6


Total

31.6


Male

33.6


Female

North Highlands Adults

There are 36,073 adults, (5,721 of whom are seniors) in North Highlands.

North Highlands Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

North Highlands Sex Ratio

Female

25,260

51.91%

Male

23,400

48.09%

North Highlands Population by Age

North Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Highlands Household Types

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Highlands Households and Families

3.62

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

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North Highlands Households by Type

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North Highlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

North Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,766

Average Earnings

$36,979

Average Male

$30,146

Average Female

North Highlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Highlands Language by Age

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North Highlands Language

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.

North Highlands Language

North Highlands Poverty by Race

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21.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.02%

Male Poverty Rate

23.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Highlands

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%.

North Highlands Poverty

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North Highlands Poverty Rate by Education

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North Highlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Highlands Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

North Highlands Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

North Highlands Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

North Highlands Marital Status by Race

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North Highlands Marital Status

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2,274

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

North Highlands Veterans by War

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North Highlands Veterans by Age

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North Highlands Veterans by Race

North Highlands Veterans by Education

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12.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Highlands Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

North Highlands Employment by Age

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North Highlands Employment by Race

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North 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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56.51%

Born in North Highlands

73.86%

Native Born

26.14%

Foreign Born

14.40%

Non Citizen

11.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

North Highlands Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

North Highlands Population by Year