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Highlands, Texas - Basic Facts

The Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 7,786 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.8188 and longitude -95.056 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highlands: Elena.

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Highlands, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,786
Population in Households 7,763
Population in Familes 6,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,595
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $54,599
Average Household Income $67,213
Per Capita Income $24,337


Total Housing Units 2,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,047 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $130,802
Average Home Value $151,356


Total Households 2,815
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 2,026
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 1.32%
Households 0.39% 1.31%
Families 0.38% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2018 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 # 304 83rd
Population Density # 411 77th
Diversity Index # 484 72nd
Median Household Income # 560 68th
Per Capita Income # 841 52nd

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