Highland County, Virginia Population 2020

Highland County, Virginia's estimated population is 2,196 with a growth rate of -0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highland County, Virginia is the 133rd largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20202,196-7-0.32%
20192,203-7-0.32%
20182,210-7-0.32%
20172,21780.36%
20162,209130.59%
20152,196-42-1.88%
20142,238331.50%
20132,205-29-1.30%
20122,234-26-1.15%
20112,260-37-1.61%
20102,297-338-12.83%
19902,635-302-10.28%
19802,93740816.13%
19702,529-692-21.48%
19603,221-848-20.84%
19504,069-806-16.53%
19404,8753507.73%
19304,525-406-8.23%
19204,931-386-7.26%
19105,317-330-5.84%
19005,6472955.51%
18905,3521883.64%
18805,1641,01324.40%
18704,151-168-3.89%
18604,319922.18%
18504,2270.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.32%
County Website
Founded
1847
County Seat
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Highland County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,20399.50%
Two or More Races80.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.14%
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Highland County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Highland County, Virginia Median Age

59.3


Total

59.3


Male

59.3


Female

Highland County, Virginia Adults

There are 1,924 adults, (814 of whom are seniors) in Highland County, Virginia.

Highland County, Virginia Age Dependency

99.5

Age Dependency Ratio

73.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

1,171

52.89%

Male

1,043

47.11%

Highland County, Virginia Households and Families

Highland County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.4%11.6%
Female86%14%
Married85%15%
All81.9%18.1%
Non Family76.2%23.8%

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1231.9781.9
Married5742.4285
Non Family4201.2576.2
Female862.2686
Male432.5388.4

2.38

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Highland County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1236.58%
9th to 12th Grade1226.53%
High School Graduate66835.74%
Some College43723.38%
Associates Degree884.71%
Bachelors Degree25213.48%
Graduate Degree1799.58%
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Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,8581,613431
Multiple Races88
Native American33

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 white people with a rate of 23.20%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,932$34,493$24,089
Less Than High School$23,854$$4,265
High School Grad$29,167$33,000$25,375
Some College$30,337$38,000$22,721
Bachelors Degree$$32,938$
Graduate Degree$48,281$51,875$47,250

$29,932

Average Earnings

$34,493

Average Male

$24,089

Average Female

Highland County, Virginia Language

Highland County, Virginia Language by Age

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Highland County, Virginia Language

98.82% of Highland County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Highland County, Virginia Poverty

Highland County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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12.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.53%

Male Poverty Rate

15.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is White, with 12.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is White, with 12.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.80%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.00%
Some College12.19%
High School9.28%
Bachelors or Greater6.96%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed10.49%
Female Employed10.33%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Highland County, Virginia Income

Highland County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,147$62,314
Families$54,922$69,269
Married Families$60,417-
Non Families$35,167$50,305
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Highland County, Virginia Marital Status

Highland County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

62.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Highland County, Virginia 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.

Highland County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Highland County, Virginia Veterans

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286

Number of Veterans

286

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War36
Korea29
World War II9
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74116
75+90
55 to 6436
35 to 5431
18 to 3413
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Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland County, Virginia Employment Status

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46.2%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

0.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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64.27%

Born in Virginia

99.64%

Native Born

0.36%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.64% of Highland County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.27% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990