Highland Park, MI
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Highland Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,949 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 95th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highland Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Park who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), food service (10.78%), and sales jobs (8.67%).

For a small city, Highland Park has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Highland Park exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The rate of college-level education in Highland Park is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.57% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $14,437, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,748 for a family of four. Highland Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 49.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Highland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Highland Park include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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