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North Highlands, California - Basic Facts

The North Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 46,346 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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North Highlands, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 46,346
Population in Households 46,073
Population in Familes 37,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density2 5,252
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $42,988
Average Household Income $55,960
Per Capita Income $19,133


Total Housing Units 16,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,333 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,301 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,145 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $206,352
Average Home Value $252,168


Total Households 15,634
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 10,721
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 1.0% 1.1%
Households 0.88% 0.99%
Families 0.88% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 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 # 201 87th
Population Density # 228 85th
Diversity Index # 459 70th
Median Household Income # 1170 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1246 18th

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