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.

Highland Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Highland Park has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

In Highland Park, just 10.57% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

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.