Highland Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Highland Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Highland Beach had a population of 3,622 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.3995 and longitude -80.0656 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.

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Highland Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,622
Population in Households 3,622
Population in Familes 2,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7,066
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $89,015
Average Household Income $141,277
Per Capita Income $80,741


Total Housing Units 3,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,720 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,535 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $602,518
Average Home Value $688,183


Total Households 2,070
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 1,139
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.48%
Households 0.23% 0.44%
Families 0.09% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 2018 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 # 540 41st
Population Density # 53 94th
Diversity Index # 854 7th
Median Household Income # 58 94th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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