Highland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 17,989 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 $116,971.00.
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 90.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in sales jobs (16.24%), management occupations (16.22%), and office and administrative support (13.88%).
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: 10.05% 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.
Highland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
If knowledge is power, Highland is a pretty powerful place. 59.00% of the adults in Highland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Highland in 2010 was $33,453, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,812 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 German, Scottish, Danish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.