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Highland, MI
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Highland profile


Living in Highland



Highland is a medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 19,049 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 71st 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.12% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 township’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 is lower than average for the country.

In Highland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Highland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.09% of adults in Highland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2018 was $42,215, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,860 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Highland include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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