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, Highland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Highland are a mix 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 (15.22%), sales jobs (9.25%), and food service (6.97%).

The education level of Highland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.30% of adults 25 and older in Highland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $21,578, 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 $86,312 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. The greatest number of Highland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 48.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Highland's cultural character, accounting for 21.05% of the city’s population.

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