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. Highland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Highland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.96% 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 (16.54%), management occupations (14.90%), and healthcare (10.57%).

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.

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: 31.65% of adults in Highland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $29,573, 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 $118,292 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Highland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland include Irish, German, Polish, and French .

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