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Highland City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Highland City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Polk County at latitude 27.9627 and longitude -81.8781. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The formal official name is the Highland City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Highland City, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Highland City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Highland City Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Highland City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,597
Population in Households 10,577
Population in Familes 9,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,323
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,659
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 2,951
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,825 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 834 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 481 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $145,663
Average Home Value $175,646


Median Household Income $72,610
Average Household Income $84,938
Per Capita Income $28,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% 0.65%
Households -0.61% 0.63%
Families -0.5% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 299 68th
Population Density1 # 498 46th
Diversity Index2 # 362 61st
Median Household Income # 81 91st
Per Capita Income # 283 69th

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