Highland, CA
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Highland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 54,854 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 162nd largest community 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 (14.28%), sales jobs (8.99%), and food service (7.28%).

In terms of college education, Highland is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.18% of adults 25 and older in Highland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $21,549, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,196 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 49.86% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Highland include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Highland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.03%).

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