North Highlands is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 49,327 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, North Highlands is the 188th largest community in California.
North Highlands is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Highlands who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (11.87%), and management occupations (7.14%).
In North Highlands, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.93 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in North Highlands with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.45% of adults in North Highlands have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Highlands in 2018 was $21,809, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,236 for a family of four. However, North Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Highlands include German, Ukrainian, Irish, Russian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of North Highlands's cultural character, accounting for 26.14% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in North Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.