Highland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 22,737 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 38th largest community in Indiana.
Highland real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Highland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in office and administrative support (14.88%), sales jobs (10.87%), and management occupations (9.72%).
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Highland use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Highland‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The percentage of people in Highland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.31% of adults in Highland have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $30,381, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,524 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highland is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 15.29% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland include Polish, Irish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.