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Highland, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Highland had a population of 1,106 as of July 1, 2015. Highland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 36.2688 and longitude -91.5201 in Sharp County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Highland (GNIS ID: 2404698) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Highland is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sharp County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Highland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,106
Population in Households 1,101
Population in Familes 910
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $86,141
Average Home Value $117,435


Median Household Income $29,140
Average Household Income $39,648
Per Capita Income $16,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 0.92%
Households 1.15% 0.92%
Families -0.64% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Highland, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 199 63rd
Population Density1 # 472 13th
Diversity Index2 # 378 30th
Median Household Income # 455 16th
Per Capita Income # 425 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.