Highland, UT
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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 $107,121.00.

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 90.77% 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 management occupations (17.62%), sales jobs (16.02%), and office and administrative support (12.59%).

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: 9.19% 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 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. 57.66% 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 $31,840, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,360 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, Danish, Scottish, and Irish.

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