Highland is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,015 people and just one neighborhood, Highland is the 193rd largest community in Kansas. Highland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
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 professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in office and administrative support (15.84%), teaching (14.89%) and sales jobs (9.22%).
Of important note, Highland is also a city of artists. Highland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Highland’s character.
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Highland is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Highland to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
The overall crime rate in Highland is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Highland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Highland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.