Highland City, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Highland City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Highland City Census Designated Place had a population of 11,309 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 11,309
Population in Households 11,288
Population in Familes 9,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $73,026
Average Household Income $89,140
Per Capita Income $30,160


Total Housing Units 4,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,018 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 880 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $207,019
Average Home Value $264,521


Total Households 3,898
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,141
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.56% 1.33%
Households 0.5% 1.26%
Families 0.55% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

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, 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 # 301 67th
Population Density # 496 46th
Diversity Index # 333 64th
Median Household Income # 131 86th
Per Capita Income # 365 60th

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