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Highland City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Highland City Census Designated Place had a population of 11,243 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 11,243
Daytime Population: Workers 1,000
Daytime Population: Residents 5,971
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,971
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 11,224
Population in Familes 9,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,430
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $68,297
Average Household Income $85,273
Per Capita Income $28,899


Total Housing Units 4,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,955 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 921 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $192,010
Average Home Value $245,974


Total Households 3,877
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,129
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.55% 1.14%
Households 0.49% 1.07%
Families 0.57% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 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 # 301 67th
Population Density # 492 47th
Diversity Index # 342 63rd
Median Household Income # 152 84th
Per Capita Income # 368 60th

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