Highland, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 8,438. Estimated population in 2021: 9,200 (+9.0% change)
Males: 3,941 (46.7%), Females: 4,497 (53.3%)

Madison County

Zip code: 62249

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $39,524
Median house value: $90,400

Races in Highland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (47.9%), Irish (8.9%), United States (8.9%), English (7.5%), Swiss (6.4%), French (3.9%).

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Highland

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland city

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +675 (+8.7%).

Hospital/medical center in Highland:

  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (1515 MAIN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Highland:

  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BREESE, IL)
  • ANDERSON HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MARYVILLE, IL)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; STAUNTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Highland:

  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 19 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 27 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 47 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Highland:

  • HIGHLAND-WINET (about 4 miles; HIGHLAND, IL; Abbreviation: H07)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 9 miles; ST JACOB, IL; Abbreviation: 3K6)
  • GREENVILLE (about 23 miles; GREENVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: GRE)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 19 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 38 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 42 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 43 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 44 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
Public high school in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: PO BOX 149; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: PO BOX 149; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HIGHLAND MID-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: PO BOX 149; Grades: 02 – 04)
  • HIGHLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: PO BOX 149; Grades: PK – 01)
  • HIGHLAND UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: PO BOX 149; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • GRANTFORK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 206 N MULBERRY ST; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle school in Highland:

  • ST. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 1416 MAIN ST.; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Highland:

  • LOUIS LATZER MEM. P.L. (Operating income: $249,570; Location: 1001 9TH. STREET; 41,520 books; 1,404 audio materials; 1,473 video materials; 96 serial subscriptions)

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