Highlands

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  1. Highlands Legal Resources
  2. Highlands Statistics
  3. Highlands Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Highlands Employment Information
  5. Highlands Family Information
  6. Highlands Education Information
  7. Highlands Public Benefits Information
  8. Highlands Criminal Information
  9. Highlands Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Highlands Zip Codes


Highlands Legal Resources

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Highlands Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 2,620
  • Land Area (2000): 149.843 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.577 square kilometers

Highlands Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2001 924 2003 913 2005 Not Available
2002 940 2004 Not Available 2006 960

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Houses (2000): 3,799

Highlands Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 0 0.00%
 Rural, Farm 28 1.06%
 Rural, Non-farm 2,624 98.94%

Highlands Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Employment Information

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Highlands Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 164 23.30%
2. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 57 8.10%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 48 6.82%
4. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 46 6.53%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 33 4.69%
6. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 29 4.12%
7. Health Care 28 3.98%
8. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 27 3.84%
9. Public Administration 23 3.27%
10. Repair and Maintenance 20 2.84%
11. Food and Beverage Stores 17 2.41%
12. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 16 2.27%
13. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 16 2.27%
14. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 13 1.85%
15. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 12 1.70%
16. Educational Services 12 1.70%
17. Finance and Insurance 11 1.56%
18. Personal and Laundry Services 11 1.56%
19. U.S. Postal Service 10 1.42%
20. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 9 1.28%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Accommodation and Food Services 75 12.80%
2. Educational Services 64 10.92%
3. Social Assistance 50 8.53%
4. Health Care 39 6.66%
5. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 36 6.14%
6. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 34 5.80%
7. Personal and Laundry Services 28 4.78%
8. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 27 4.61%
9. Construction 26 4.44%
10. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 21 3.58%
11. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 20 3.41%
12. Private Household Services 17 2.90%
13. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 16 2.73%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 14 2.39%
15. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 11 1.88%
16. Finance and Insurance 11 1.88%
17. Repair and Maintenance 11 1.88%
18. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 10 1.71%
19. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 9 1.54%
20. Other Direct Selling Estab 8 1.37%

Highlands Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Sales and Related Occupations 69 9.80%
2. Other Management Occupations 49 6.96%
3. Carpenters 44 6.25%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 38 5.40%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 36 5.11%
6. Other Construction Trades 35 4.97%
7. Top Executives 24 3.41%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 22 3.12%
9. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 21 2.98%
10. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 21 2.98%
11. Other Protective Service Workers 18 2.56%
12. Art and Design Workers 16 2.27%
13. Computer Specialists 16 2.27%
14. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 16 2.27%
15. Other Food Preparation and Servers 15 2.13%
16. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 15 2.13%
17. Vehicle Mechanics 15 2.13%
18. Construction Laborers 14 1.99%
19. Lawyers 14 1.99%
20. Religious Workers 14 1.99%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Sales and Related Occupations 65 11.09%
2. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 56 9.56%
3. Other Management Occupations 48 8.19%
4. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 44 7.51%
5. Secretaries and Admins 42 7.17%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 36 6.14%
7. Other Food Preparation and Servers 36 6.14%
8. Personal Appearance Workers 28 4.78%
9. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 25 4.27%
10. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 17 2.90%
11. Registered Nurses 17 2.90%
12. Art and Design Workers 16 2.73%
13. Top Executives 16 2.73%
14. Cashiers 12 2.05%
15. Child Care Workers 12 2.05%
16. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 10 1.71%
17. Accountants and Auditors 9 1.54%
18. Entertainers and Performers / Sports 9 1.54%
19. Other Office and Admin Support 9 1.54%
20. Other Construction Trades 8 1.37%

Highlands Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 1,098 47.84%
15-35 hours 303 13.20%
1-14 hours 57 2.48%
No regular hours 837 36.47%

Highlands Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 9 0.76%
5 AM-5:29 AM 0 0.00%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 16 1.35%
6 AM-6:29 AM 27 2.28%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 104 8.80%
7 AM-7:29 AM 135 11.42%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 267 22.59%
8 AM-8:29 AM 143 12.10%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 127 10.74%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 216 18.27%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 70 5.92%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 18 1.52%
Noon-3:59 PM 33 2.79%
4 PM-11:59 PM 17 1.44%

Highlands Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 188 15.91%
5-9 352 29.78%
10-14 254 21.49%
15-19 154 13.03%
20-24 51 4.31%
25-29 28 2.37%
30-34 63 5.33%
35-39 11 0.93%
40-44 8 0.68%
45-59 32 2.71%
60-89 10 0.85%
At least 90 31 2.62%

Highlands Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 0 0.00% 1,027 86.89%
30-44 0 0.00% 82 6.94%
45-59 0 0.00% 32 2.71%
At least 60 0 0.00% 41 3.47%

Highlands Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 213 17.16%
 Car / truck / van, solo 885 71.31%
 Motorcycle 2 0.16%
 Other 29 2.34%
 Public transportation 0 0.00%
 Walked 53 4.27%
 Worked at home 59 4.75%

Highlands Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Family Information

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Households (2000): 1,209 (2,580 people)
Families (2000): 767 (2,051 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 286
People at same address in 1995: 1,496

Highlands Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 79 6.53%
$10,000-$14,999 79 6.53%
$15,000-$19,999 77 6.37%
$20,000-$24,999 90 7.44%
$25,000-$29,999 69 5.71%
$30,000-$34,999 108 8.93%
$35,000-$39,999 82 6.78%
$40,000-$44,999 44 3.64%
$45,000-$49,999 81 6.70%
$50,000-$59,999 120 9.93%
$60,000-$74,999 124 10.26%
$75,000-$99,999 92 7.61%
$100,000-$124,999 48 3.97%
$125,000-$149,999 35 2.89%
$150,000-$199,999 16 1.32%
$200,000 or more 65 5.38%

Highlands Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 367 30.79%
 Family, 2 people 473 39.68%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 50 4.19%
 Family, 3 people 152 12.75%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 4 0.34%
 Family, 4 people 97 8.14%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 5 people 34 2.85%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 6 people 10 0.84%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 7 or more people 5 0.42%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Highlands Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 868 25.32%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 581 16.95%
Public Assistance 16 0.47%
Retirement 300 8.75%
Self Employment 247 7.21%
Social Security 498 14.53%
Supplemental Security 20 0.58%
Wage / Salary 787 22.96%
Other 111 3.24%

Highlands Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 462 68.85%
 With children under 18 209 31.15%

Highlands Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 79 7.50%
 Married 701 66.51%
 Never Married 225 21.35%
 Widowed 49 4.65%

Highlands Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 125 9.92%
 Married 744 59.05%
 Never Married 157 12.46%
 Widowed 234 18.57%

Highlands Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Education Information

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Highlands Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 134 6.05%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 231 10.42%
 High school diploma or equivalent 503 22.70%
 Some college, no degree 443 19.99%
 Associate degree 153 6.90%
 Bachelors degree 508 22.92%
 Graduate or professional degree 244 11.01%

Highlands Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 16 0.61% 13 0.50% 29 1.11%
Kindergarten 35 1.34% 2 0.08% 37 1.41%
Grades 1-4 91 3.47% 3 0.11% 94 3.59%
Grades 5-8 107 4.08% 4 0.15% 111 4.24%
Grades 9-12 116 4.43% 14 0.53% 130 4.96%
Undergrad college 33 1.26% 8 0.31% 41 1.56%
Graduate or professional school 10 0.38% 12 0.46% 22 0.84%
Total 408 15.57% 56 2.14% 464 17.71%

Highlands Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Public Benefits Information

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Highlands Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 2,420 93.80%
 Below Poverty Level 160 6.20%

Highlands Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Criminal Information

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Highlands Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2001 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 4.329 20.563 1.082 25.974
2002 3.191 0.000 0.000 1.064 4.255 0.000 6.383 20.213 3.191 29.787
2003 1.095 1.095 0.000 1.095 3.286 0.000 5.476 19.715 0.000 25.192
2004 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2005 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2006 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 27.083 41.667 3.125 71.875
2007 1.055 0.000 0.000 0.000 1.055 0.000 39.030 45.359 0.000 84.388

Highlands Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 0 11
2005 1 10
2006 1 10
2007 1 11

Highlands Crime Index

Year  Index
2001 24
2002 32

Highlands Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Highlands Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 207 7.90%
10-19 Years 273 10.42%
20-29 Years 161 6.15%
30-39 Years 258 9.85%
40-49 Years 400 15.27%
50-59 Years 444 16.95%
60-69 Years 382 14.58%
70-79 Years 295 11.26%
80-89 Years 147 5.61%
90+ Years 53 2.02%

Highlands Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 1,222 46.64%
 Female 1,398 53.36%

Highlands Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 2,548 97.25%
 Hispanic/Latino 61 2.33%
 Multiracial 8 0.31%
 Asian 2 0.08%
 Amerindian 1 0.04%
 African-American 0 0.00%
 Other Race 0 0.00%
 Pacific Islander 0 0.00%

Highlands Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 513 20.71%
2. German 340 13.73%
3. United States Or American 333 13.44%
4. Irish 291 11.75%
5. Scotch Irish 261 10.54%
6. Scottish 181 7.31%
7. French Non-Basque 126 5.09%
8. Italian 107 4.32%
9. Swedish 52 2.10%
10. Polish 40 1.61%

Highlands Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 2,468 96.18%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 53 2.07%
3. Chinese 21 0.82%
4. Tagalog 10 0.39%
5. German 7 0.27%
6. Italian 3 0.12%
7. French 2 0.08%
8. Other Pacific Island 2 0.08%

Highlands Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 2,579 97.25%
 Naturalized immigrant 24 0.90%
 Not a citizen 49 1.85%

Highlands Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Highlands Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Highlands Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

28741