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. Much of the housing stock in Highland was built prior to World War II, 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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Highland area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Highland maintain a good economy.
Highland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.82 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Highland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.