Hochfelden, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Hochfelden
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Hochfelden is located in Switzerland
Location of Hochfelden
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Hochfelden is located in Canton of Zurich
Hochfelden (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°31′E / 47.517°N 8.517°E / 47.517; 8.517Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°31′E / 47.517°N 8.517°E / 47.517; 8.517
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Bülach
 • Total 6.17 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (Dec 2017[2])
 • Total 1,934
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal code 8182
SFOS number 0059
Surrounded by Bülach, Glattfelden, Höri, Neerach, Stadel bei Niederglatt
Website www.hochfelden.ch
SFSO statistics

Hochfelden is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Hochfelden is first mentioned in 886 as Hofelda.[3]


Hochfelden has an area of 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi). Of this area, 43.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located near the Glatt Valley near Bülach. It consists of the village of Hochfelden and the village of Wilenhof.


Hochfelden has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 1,934.[2] As of 2007, 13.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 23.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (88.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 3.2%) and Italian being third ( 2.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 50.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (14.1%), the CSP (11.7%) and the Green Party (6.9%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 7.6%. In Hochfelden about 77.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Hochfelden has an unemployment rate of 2.33%. As of 2005, there were 37 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 190 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 18 businesses in this sector. 115 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 36 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 10H
1836 456
1850 563
1900 529
1950 515
1980 928
2000 1,579


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 17 September 2018
  3. ^ a b Hochfelden in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-Jul-2009

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