Highlands demographics profile

StatisticHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Population1,1449,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)19018191
Median age61.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)72%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1821%43%43%
Speak English90%89%79%
Speak Spanish7%7%13%
Highlands, NC has a population of 1,144 and is the 14,328th largest city in the United States. The population density is 190 per sq mi which is 5% higher than the North Carolina average and 110% higher than the national average. The median age in Highlands is 62 which is approximately 62% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Highlands, 72% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 26% of Highlands residents were born in North Carolina, 65% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Highlands is 5% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Highlands is 62% higher than North Carolina.
  • In Highlands 94.23% of the population is White.
  • In Highlands 1.57% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Highlands 1.49% of the population is Asian.

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Highlands population breakdown by race

RaceHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
White94.23%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American1.57%21.50%12.63%
Asian1.49%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.00%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race0.52%2.45%3.06%
Other race2.19%3.01%4.75%
In Highlands, 5.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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