Highland, KS Population

By | June 30, 2019

Population: 976. Estimated population in 2021: 941 (-3.6% change)
Males: 477 (48.9%), Females: 499 (51.1%)

Zip code: 66035

Median resident age: 27.6 years
Median household income: $25,250
Median house value: $49,700

Races in Highland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Black (5.7%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (9.9%), United States (8.3%), English (5.2%), Welsh (4.3%), Dutch (2.7%).

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Map of Highland, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Highland

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland city

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+2.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Highland:

  • HIAWATHA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ATCHISON, KS)
  • NORTHEAST KS CRT FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS (about 24 miles; HORTON, KS)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Highland:

  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Abbreviation: STJ)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 56 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MCI)
  • FORBES FIELD (about 68 miles; TOPEKA, KS; Abbreviation: FOE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Highland:

  • HIAWATHA MUNI (about 18 miles; HIAWATHA, KS; Abbreviation: K87)
  • AMELIA EARHART (about 22 miles; ATCHISON, KS; Abbreviation: K59)
  • HORTON MUNI (about 23 miles; HORTON, KS; Abbreviation: K91)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,385; Location: 606 W MAIN; Public; Website: www.highland.cc.ks.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • MISSOURI WESTERN STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,329)
  • NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MARYVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,620)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 63 miles; LAWRENCE, KS; Full-time enrollment: 22,506)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 64 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,168)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,998)

Schools

Public high school in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND HIGH (Students: 129; Location: 402 E MAIN; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND ELEM (Students: 148; Location: 202 W ILLINOIS; Grades: KG – 06)

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