Highland, MI
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Living in Highland


Highland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 15,319 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 83rd largest community in Michigan.

Highland real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Highland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in sales jobs (10.64%), office and administrative support (9.79%), and management occupations (9.62%).

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.

Because of many things, Highland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Highland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Highland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Highland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Highland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Highland, the average commute to work is 34.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Highland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.81% of adults in Highland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $38,631, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,524 for a family of four.

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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.