Highland, CA

Highland profile

Living in Highland

Highland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 56,999 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 161st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Highland are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in office and administrative support (12.90%), sales jobs (8.45%), and management occupations (6.91%).

The citizens of Highland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.37% of adults in Highland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2018 was $28,056, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,224 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Highland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Highland, accounting for 55.74% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Highland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Highland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.44%.

The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.