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Highland, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Highland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sharp County at latitude 36.2688 and longitude -91.5201. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Highland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Highland, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Highland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Highland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,059
Population in Households 1,055
Population in Familes 874
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $86,207
Average Home Value $119,536


Median Household Income $30,528
Average Household Income $41,425
Per Capita Income $17,339
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.11%
Households 0.41% 0.1%
Families -1.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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, 2014 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 # 203 63rd
Population Density1 # 475 12th
Diversity Index2 # 389 28th
Median Household Income # 413 24th
Per Capita Income # 396 27th

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