Highland City, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Highland City Census Designated Place had a population of 11,113 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Highland City is located at latitude 27.9627 and longitude -81.8781 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Highland City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Highland City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402584) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Highland City Census Designated Place is located within Lakeland CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Highland City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,113
Population in Households 11,094
Population in Familes 9,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,414
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,826
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,086
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,917 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 908 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $184,555
Average Home Value $244,337


Median Household Income $66,617
Average Household Income $82,722
Per Capita Income $27,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 1.07%
Households 0.36% 1.01%
Families 0.44% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Highland City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 300 67th
Population Density1 # 493 46th
Diversity Index2 # 347 62nd
Median Household Income # 139 85th
Per Capita Income # 354 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.