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Highlands, Texas - Basic Facts

The Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 7,864 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highlands: Elena.

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Highlands, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,864
Population in Households 7,842
Population in Familes 6,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,611
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 2,859
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 2,046
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,041 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 818 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $97,627
Average Home Value $123,676


Median Household Income $52,237
Average Household Income $63,133
Per Capita Income $22,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 1.58%
Households 0.76% 1.55%
Families 0.66% 1.5%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 399 77th
Diversity Index2 # 532 70th
Median Household Income # 566 68th
Per Capita Income # 843 52nd

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