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Highland, California - Basic Facts

The City of Highland had a population of 55,296 as of July 1, 2018. Highland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 34.1135 and longitude -117.1657 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Highland (GNIS ID: 2410759) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Highland is located within San Bernardino CCD of San Bernardino County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland: Highlands.

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


Total Population 55,296
Population in Households 55,099
Population in Familes 48,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 2,948
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $58,026
Average Household Income $84,417
Per Capita Income $24,632


Total Housing Units 17,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,963 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,995 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,070 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $342,932
Average Home Value $376,202


Total Households 15,958
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 12,869
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.6%
Households 0.38% 0.52%
Families 0.31% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Highland, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland 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 # 172 89th
Population Density # 473 69th
Diversity Index # 115 93rd
Median Household Income # 772 49th
Per Capita Income # 1005 34th

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