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The Village of Highland Park had a population of 242 as of July 1, 2023. Highland Park ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Park is located at latitude 27.865 and longitude -81.5617 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Highland Park encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The Village of Highland Park 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 Village of Highland Park is located within Lake Wales CCD of Polk County.

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Highland Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 242 (100%)
Population in Households 242 (100.0%)
Population in Families 210 (86.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 442
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $47,710
Average Household Income $71,990
% of Income for Mortgage4 40%
Per Capita Income $26,773
Wealth Index5 66
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $314,516
Average Home Value $312,662
Housing Affordability Index3 63


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.12% 0.00%
Households 0.69% 0.00%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   4.80%
Per Capita Income   5.06%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.79%

Highland Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Park to the other 955 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 913 5th
Population Density # 763 20th
Median Household Income # 736 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 155 16th
Per Capita Income # 710 26th
Diversity Index # 625 35th

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