Highland, NY
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Highland is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,521 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 288th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Highland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Highland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (17.27%), management occupations (14.37%), and healthcare (11.51%).

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.

The overall education level of Highland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.99% of adults in Highland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $30,500, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,000 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Highland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.04% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

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