Highland, Kansas

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Highland, Kansas
City
Location of Highland, Kansas
Location of Highland, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°51′36″N 95°16′1″W / 39.86000°N 95.26694°W / 39.86000; -95.26694Coordinates: 39°51′36″N 95°16′1″W / 39.86000°N 95.26694°W / 39.86000; -95.26694
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,012
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,010
 • Density 1,909.4/sq mi (737.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66035
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-31850[4]
GNIS feature ID 0473010[5]
Website City website

Highland is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,012.[6] Highland Community College is located in the city.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Highland was made in 1837 by missionaries.[7] Highland was laid out in 1857.[8] It was named after the city of Highland, Illinois.[9]

The founders of Highland planned from the start for their city to be a place of higher learning, and soon after the town was laid out, Highland University was established.[10]

Geography[edit]

Highland is located at 39°51′36″N 95°16′1″W / 39.86000°N 95.26694°W / 39.86000; -95.26694 (39.860042, -95.266816)[11]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

It is part of the St. Joseph, Missouri–Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 942
2000 976 3.6%
2010 1,012 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 1,012 people, 296 households and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,909.4 inhabitants per square mile (737.2 /km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 701.9 per square mile (271.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.7% White, 10.0% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 296 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 21.8 years. 12.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 41.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 17.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The sex makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 976 people, 316 households and 169 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,842.6 per square mile (711.0/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 649.5 per square mile (250.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.27% White, 5.74% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 316 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.76.

12.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 36.5% from 18 to 24, 14.2% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median household income was $25,250 and the median family income was $37,969. Males had a median income of $30,298 compared with $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,341. About 9.0% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Highland Community College is a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) member school.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 843. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 178. 
  9. ^ "Profile for Highland, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Gray, Patrick Leopoldo (1905). Gray's Doniphan County History: A Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years. Roycroft Press. p. 38. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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