Highland, Utah

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Highland, Utah
City
Highland at night, 2008
Highland at night, 2008
Location of Highland, Utah
Location of Highland, Utah
Coordinates: 40°25′8″N 111°47′32″W / 40.41889°N 111.79222°W / 40.41889; -111.79222Coordinates: 40°25′8″N 111°47′32″W / 40.41889°N 111.79222°W / 40.41889; -111.79222
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Settled 1870s
Incorporated July 13, 1977
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
 • Land 8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,977 ft (1,517 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,440
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84003
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-35190[1]
GNIS feature ID 1448472[2]
Website www.highlandcity.org

Highland is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Salt Lake City and is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census the population was 15,523, a 90.0% increase over the 2000 figure of 8,172.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.1 km2), all of it land.[4]

History[edit]

Highland was settled by homesteaders in the 1870s. It was named by Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 195
1910 171 −12.3%
1920 247 44.4%
1930 277 12.1%
1940 270 −2.5%
1950 287 6.3%
1970 208
1980 2,435 1,070.7%
1990 5,002 105.4%
2000 8,172 63.4%
2010 15,523 90.0%
Est. 2012 16,440 5.9%

As of the 2010 census Highland had a population of 15,523. The median age was 22. The racial makeup of the population was 95.9% white, 0.5% black or African America, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from some other race and 1.5% from two or more races. 2.8% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,172 people, 1,804 households, and 1,733 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,174.0 people per square mile (453.3/km²). There were 1,864 housing units at an average density of 267.8 per square mile (103.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 0.12% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 1,804 households out of which 66.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.6% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3.9% were non-families. 3.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.53 and the average family size was 4.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 45.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $80,053, and the median income for a family was $81,086. Males had a median income of $57,318 versus $24,440 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,614. About 1.8% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Highland Public schools are part of the Alpine School District. Vern Henshaw is the Superintendent of Schools.[7]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Highland Quickfacts from the US Census Bureau" United States Census Bureau
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Highland city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ David T. Durfy. Aberrant Mormon Settlers: The Homesteaders of Highland Utah Masters Thesis, BYU, 1992
  6. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics of Higland from the US census
  7. ^ "Administration". Alpine School District. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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