Highland Mills is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,879 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Mills is the 177th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Highland Mills are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Highland Mills is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Mills is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Mills who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), sales jobs (14.35%), and healthcare (9.19%).
Also of interest is that Highland Mills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Highland Mills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Highland Mills, the average commute to work is 36.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Highland Mills has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Highland Mills ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Highland Mills, 44.00% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Highland Mills in 2010 was $42,076, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,304 for a family of four.
The people who call Highland Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Mills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Highland Mills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Mills include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Highland Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.