Highland, CA

Highland profile

Living in Highland

Highland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 55,417 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Highland is the 162nd largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), sales jobs (9.11%), and management occupations (7.70%).

The citizens of Highland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.87% of adults in Highland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Highland in 2018 was $26,734, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,936 for a family of four. However, Highland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Highland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Highland, accounting for 54.51% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Highland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Highland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Highland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.97%).

The most common language spoken in Highland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.