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The Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 7,748 as of July 1, 2020. 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 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.
|Total Population||7,748 (100%)|
|Population in Households||7,725 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||6,513 (84.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||23 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$61,058|
|Average Household Income||$78,488|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,329|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,995 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,023 (67.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||786 (26.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||186 ( 6.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$158,713|
|Average Home Value||$187,308|
|Housing Affordability Index3||199|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.13%|
|Per Capita Income||1.28%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.55%|
The table below compares Highlands to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 312||82nd|
|Population Density||# 406||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 507||71st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 688||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 629||64th|
|Diversity Index||# 450||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.