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The City of Highland had a population of 1,067 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Highland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,067
Daytime Population: Workers 948
Daytime Population: Residents 661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 1,063
Population in Familes 876
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 121
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $35,186
Average Household Income $47,727
Per Capita Income $19,913


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $93,805
Average Home Value $125,298


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.0%
Households 0.24% 0.0%
Families -1.04% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Highland, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 201 63rd
Population Density # 472 13th
Diversity Index # 384 29th
Median Household Income # 348 36th
Per Capita Income # 326 40th

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