Highland Falls is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,829 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Falls is the 380th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Highland Falls was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highland Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Falls is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Falls who work in teaching (13.47%), office and administrative support (10.37%), and management occupations (10.37%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Highland Falls, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Highland Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Highland Falls is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.81% of adults in Highland Falls have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Highland Falls in 2018 was $43,039, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,156 for a family of four. However, Highland Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highland Falls is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Highland Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highland Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.25% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Falls include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Haitian.
Highland Falls also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.05%.
The most common language spoken in Highland Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.