North Highlands is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 44,377 people and six constituent neighborhoods, North Highlands is the 193rd 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 (17.79%), sales jobs (13.11%), and maintenance occupations (7.74%).
In North Highlands, just 11.88% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Highlands in 2010 was $17,401, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,604 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 24.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Highlands include Irish, Ukrainian, English, and Italian.
North Highlands also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.99%.
The most common language spoken in North Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.