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Highlands, Texas - Basic Facts

The Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 7,928 as of July 1, 2017. Highlands ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highlands is located at latitude 29.8129 and longitude -95.0578 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the Highlands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Highlands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408385) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Highlands Census Designated Place is located within Northeast Harris Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highlands: Elena.

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Highlands, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,928
Daytime Population: Workers 2,178
Daytime Population: Residents 4,601
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,779
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 7,905
Population in Familes 6,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,624
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $53,651
Average Household Income $66,062
Per Capita Income $23,967


Total Housing Units 3,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,057 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 814 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $118,991
Average Home Value $140,573


Total Households 2,872
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 2,059
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 1.47%
Households 0.72% 1.43%
Families 0.66% 1.39%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Highlands, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highlands to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 296 83rd
Population Density # 397 77th
Diversity Index # 521 70th
Median Household Income # 584 67th
Per Capita Income # 841 52nd

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