North Highlands, California
|— census-designated place —|
|Sacramento County and the state of California|
|• Total||8.831 sq mi (22.873 km2)|
|• Land||8.831 sq mi (22.873 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||92 ft (28 m)|
|• Density||4,800/sq mi ( 1,900/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1656191|
North Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 42,694 at the 2010 census, down from 44,187 at the 2000 census.
North Highlands is located at (38.673003, -121.372698).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), all of it land.
North Highlands' original school district was called the Grant Joint Union High School District but in 2008 merged with another school district, the Rio Linda Union School District, creating the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The local high school is Highlands High School which is surrounded by quite a few elementary and charter schools. North Highlands is mostly a working-lower middle class residential housing area with some commercial and industrial regions around the former McClellan Air Force Base, now a civilian business center and airport called McClellan Business Park. North Highlands has a high crime rate for an area of its size. The section of Watt Avenue that passes though North Highlands is one of the most predominant areas for prostitution and narcotic sales in all of the northern Sacramento area. Additionally, North Highlands has an increasing gang problem, specifically with the Crip and Norteno gangs. In mid-2012, Advanced Call Center Technologies, LLC (ACT) leased an 87,000 square foot building on Watt Avenue. They intend to open a call center with a need for up to 2000 jobs.
The 2010 United States Census reported that North Highlands had a population of 42,694. The population density was 4,834.4 people per square mile (1,866.6/km²). The racial makeup of North Highlands was 27,000 (30.2) White, 6,023 (40.3%) African American, 603 (1.4%) Native American, 2,067 (4.8%) Asian, 300 (0.7%) Pacific Islander, 4,709 (11.0%) from other races, and 3,132 (7.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10,077 persons (20.6%).
The Census reported that 42,433 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 90 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 171 (0.4%) were institutionalized.
There were 14,542 households, out of which 5,713 (39.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 5,825 (40.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,979 (20.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,170 (8.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,295 (8.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 116 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 3,376 households (23.2%) were made up of individuals and 1,144 (7.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92. There were 9,974 families (68.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.44.
The population was spread out with 11,836 people (27.7%) under the age of 18, 4,904 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 11,385 people (26.7%) aged 25 to 44, 9,825 people (23.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,744 people (11.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.1 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
There were 16,093 housing units at an average density of 1,822.3 per square mile (703.6/km²), of which 7,112 (48.9%) were owner-occupied, and 7,430 (51.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.6%. 19,763 people (46.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 22,670 people (53.1%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 44,187 people, 15,389 households, and 10,741 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,452.0 people per square mile (1,332.9/km²). There were 16,149 housing units at an average density of 1,261.6 per square mile (487.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 15.91% White, 40.13% African American, 1.39% Native American, 5.69% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 6.13% from other races, and 7.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.15% of the population.
There were 15,389 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,278, and the median income for a family was $32,855. Males had a median income of $28,159 versus $24,996 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,109. About 18.6% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature North Highlands is in the 1st and 6th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dave Cox and Democrat Darrell Steinberg respectively, and in the 4th and 5th Assembly Districts, represented by Republicans Ted Gaines and Roger Niello respectively.
Adjacent areas 
||Rio Linda, Elverta||Antelope||Foothill Farms|
Notable residents 
- Sasha Grey, pornographic actress
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Call center to bring 2,000 jobs - Sacramento Business Journal".
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "California's 6th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". GovTrack.us. Retrieved February 28, 2013.