Income/capita 59%
Household income 101%
Unemployment 48%
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Income per capita$47,295$33,230$29,829
Median household income$111,332$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$122,310$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$75,321$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$76,427$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$40,281$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate2.4%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level3.2%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Highlands Ranch is 59% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Highlands Ranch is 101% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Highlands Ranch is 48% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Highlands Ranch is 79% lower than the national average

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      Highlands Ranch employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.8%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector10.9%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services9.2%10.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.8%11.5%
      Public administration4.1%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%1.7%
      Education, health & social services9.7%32.9%

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      Castle Pines, CO10,389$140,764154.4%
      Highlands Ranch, CO106,596$111,332101.2%

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      Source: The Highlands Ranch, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).