Highland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 19,175 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 44th largest community in Utah. Highland has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Highland, where the median household income is $139,453.00.
Highland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Highland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Highland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in management occupations (19.36%), sales jobs (11.77%), and teaching (9.78%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Highland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Highland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Highland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Highland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland. 61.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highland in 2018 was $41,751, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,004 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Highland include English, German, European, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.