Highland Heights, Kentucky
|Highland Heights, Kentucky|
|• Total||2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)|
|• Land||2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||853 ft (260 m)|
|• Density||2,881.9/sq mi (1,112.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||41076, 41099|
|GNIS feature ID||0494211|
Highland Heights is home to Northern Kentucky University and General Cable, a Fortune 500 company with manufacturing in 26 countries and sales worldwide. Their present headquarters was constructed in 1992.
Highland Heights is located at .(39.040035, -84.455851)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all land.
The area has been known as the Highlands since the 19th century. The District of the Highlands was incorporated in 1867; Ft. Thomas was separately incorporated from its northern reaches in 1914. The local post office was established in 1927 and the community of Highland Heights incorporated itself separately the same year.
Northern Kentucky State College, previously sited in Park Hills, was relocated to a larger campus in the city in 1971. It is now known as NKU and subsidiary businesses and related developments have grown the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,923 people, 2,610 households, and 1,282 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,881.9 people per square mile (1,114.8/km²). There were 2,787 housing units at an average density of 1,225.5 per square mile (474.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2% Asian, less than 0.01%% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 2,610 households, of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.9% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the city the population was spread out with 13.6% under the age of 18, 33.7% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.3 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,784, and the median income for a family was $48,090. Males had a median income of $38,314 versus $29,038 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,651. About 5.0% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.