Highland, MI
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Highland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 14,955 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.

Highland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highland is a town 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 (15.59%), sales jobs (10.21%), and management occupations (9.21%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Highland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Highland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Highland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Highland may be for you.

In Highland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Highland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.75% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $31,265, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,060 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, Polish, and Italian.

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