Highland County, Virginia Population 2021

Highland County, Virginia's estimated population is 2,154 with a growth rate of -0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highland County, Virginia is the 134th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 2,297 and has seen a growth of -6.23% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,154-18-0.83%
20202,172-18-0.82%
20192,190-18-0.82%
20182,208-9-0.41%
20172,21770.32%
20162,210140.64%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.83%
County Website
Founded
1847
County Seat
2010 Population
2,297
Growth Since 2010
-6.23%
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Highland County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,18999.32%
Two or More Races120.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.14%
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Highland County, Virginia Population by Race

Highland County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Highland County, Virginia Median Age

60.9


Total

62


Male

59.8


Female

Highland County, Virginia Adults

There are 1,946 adults, (857 of whom are seniors) in Highland County, Virginia.

Highland County, Virginia Age Dependency

102.4

Age Dependency Ratio

78.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

1,142

51.81%

Male

1,062

48.19%

Highland County, Virginia Population by Age

Highland County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male91.4%8.6%
Married88%12%
All82.9%17.1%
Non Family71%29%

82.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highland County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0782.0482.9
Married6242.4688
Non Family3651.1971
Female542.63100
Male352.6691.4

2.46

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

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Highland County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade955.07%
9th to 12th Grade1206.41%
High School Graduate72538.71%
Some College43723.33%
Associates Degree743.95%
Bachelors Degree25213.45%
Graduate Degree1709.08%
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Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8581,643422
2+ Races1212
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 22.71%.

Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,142$35,221$25,669
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,833$4,135
High School Graduate$33,043$35,370$30,500
Some College$30,500$45,250$24,236
Bachelors Degree$22,361$34,250$
Graduate Degree$41,932$50,625$

$30,142

Average Earnings

$35,221

Average Male

$25,669

Average Female

Highland County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland County, Virginia Language by Age

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Highland County, Virginia Language

99.24% of Highland County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Highland County, Virginia Language

Highland County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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10.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.86%

Male Poverty Rate

12.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is White, with 10.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is White, with 10.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.29%.

Highland County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.19%
Some College7.83%
High School7.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.92%

Highland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.72%
Female Employed1.99%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Highland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,587$63,998
Families$55,391$70,833
Married Families$61,346-
Non Families$30,750$49,678
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Income by Household Type

Highland County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.4%

Male Marriage Rate

67.5%

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 Marital Status

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297

Number of Veterans

290

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam139
Korea28
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War14
World War II11

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
75+99
55 to 6430
35 to 5420
18 to 3416

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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11.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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46%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Highland County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Highland County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Highland County, Virginia 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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66.92%

Born in Highland County, Virginia

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of Highland County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 66.92% 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.

Highland County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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