Highland, UT
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Highland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 19,183 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 44th largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Highland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Highland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Highland, where the median household income is $128,938.00.

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 91.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in management occupations (19.44%), sales jobs (14.70%), and office and administrative support (10.99%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.62% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Highland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Highland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland. 58.70% 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 2010 was $38,140, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,560 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, Danish, German, Irish, and Scottish.

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