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North Highlands, California - Basic Facts

The North Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 45,531 as of July 1, 2016. North Highlands ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Highlands is located at latitude 38.6713 and longitude -121.3722 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the North Highlands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The North Highlands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408941) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The North Highlands Census Designated Place is located within Sacramento CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Highlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Highlands, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,531
Population in Households 45,246
Population in Familes 36,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 285
Population Density1 5,160
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 15,368
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 10,539
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,186 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,181 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,368 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $174,211
Average Home Value $209,698


Median Household Income $40,575
Average Household Income $52,083
Per Capita Income $17,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.21%
Households 0.89% 1.09%
Families 0.89% 1.1%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Highlands, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Highlands to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 199 87th
Population Density1 # 227 85th
Diversity Index2 # 473 69th
Median Household Income # 1180 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1243 18th

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