Highland County, Virginia Population 2024

2,421

Highland County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 2,421 with a growth rate of 2.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highland County, Virginia is the 133rd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 2,297 and has seen a growth of 5.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,721602.25%
20282,661602.31%
20272,601602.36%
20262,541602.42%
20252,481602.48%
20242,421602.54%
20232,361602.61%
20222,301602.68%
20212,241
20202,241652.99%
20192,176-30-1.36%
20182,206-9-0.41%
20172,21520.09%
20162,213170.77%
20152,196-42-1.88%
20142,238331.5%
20132,205-29-1.3%
20122,234-26-1.15%
20112,260-37-1.61%
20102,297
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%
18805,1641,01324.4%
18704,151-168-3.89%
18604,319922.18%
18504,2271,50655.35%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.54% (60)
County Website
Highland County
County Seat
2010 Population
2,297
Area
415 mi²
Density
6 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
5.4% (124)
Founded
1847

Highland County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,12094.35%
Asian693.07%
Two or more races582.58%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Highland County, Virginia Population by Race

Highland County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Highland County, Virginia Median Age

58

Total

59.1

Male

57

Female

Highland County, Virginia Adults

There are 1,959 adults, (829 of whom are seniors) in Highland County, Virginia.

Highland County, Virginia Age Dependency

98.8

Age Dependency Ratio

73.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female1,21353.98%
Male1,03446.02%

Highland County, Virginia Population by Age

Highland County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0142.2286.413.6
Married5912.590.79.3
Non Family3321.2478.621.4
Female794.1392.47.6
Male122.335050
showing: 5 rows

2.49

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

86.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highland County, Virginia 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

Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 92.86%.

Highland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,639

Average Earnings

$38,194

Average Male

$29,932

Average Female

Highland County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highland County, Virginia Language

97.94% of Highland County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Highland County, Virginia Language

Highland County, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,1161778.36%
Asian695072.46%
Multiple5835.17%
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10.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.17%

Male Poverty Rate

6.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is Asian, with 72.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland County, Virginia is Multiple, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 27.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.36%.

Highland County, Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.62%
High School12.27%
Some College5.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%
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Highland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed74.63%
Male Employed7.99%
Female Employed3.8%
Female Unemployed
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Highland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highland County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highland County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

199

Number of Veterans

193

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Highland County, Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

14.7%

Unemployment Rate

Highland County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highland County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highland County, Virginia 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

77.08%

Born in Highland County, Virginia

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Highland County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.08% having been born in Virginia. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Highland County, Virginia Place of Birth

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