Highland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,848 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 220th largest community in Illinois.
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 (16.11%), management occupations (12.11%), and sales jobs (9.80%).
Also of interest is that Highland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Highland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.89% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $28,646, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,584 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highland include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.