Highland Beach, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Highland Beach had a population of 3,559 as of July 1, 2017. Highland Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Beach is located at latitude 26.4118 and longitude -80.0645 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Highland Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Highland Beach (GNIS ID: 2405831) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Highland Beach is located within Boca Raton CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Highland Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,559
Daytime Population: Workers 665
Daytime Population: Residents 2,392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,057
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 3,559
Population in Familes 2,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,943
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $90,972
Average Household Income $137,395
Per Capita Income $78,600


Total Housing Units 3,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,700 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,539 (43.0%)
Median Home Value $572,016
Average Home Value $629,971


Total Households 2,036
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 1,121
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.32%
Households 0.03% 0.29%
Families -0.12% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

Highland Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 545 41st
Population Density # 59 94th
Diversity Index # 860 7th
Median Household Income # 43 95th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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