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Highland, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Highland had a population of 18,315 as of July 1, 2017. Highland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 40.4271 and longitude -111.7955 in Utah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,980 feet.

The City of Highland (GNIS ID: 2410760) 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.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Highland is located within American Fork-Pleasant Grove Division of Utah 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, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,315
Daytime Population: Workers 2,558
Daytime Population: Residents 11,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 18,312
Population in Familes 17,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,153
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $108,738
Average Household Income $137,422
Per Capita Income $31,507


Total Housing Units 4,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,770 (87.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $467,995
Average Home Value $529,914


Total Households 4,200
Average Household Size 4.36
Family Households 3,950
Average Family Size 5
  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 2.33% 2.09%
Households 2.38% 2.11%
Families 2.3% 2.07%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Highland, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah 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 # 44 87th
Population Density # 47 86th
Diversity Index # 284 13th
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 44 87th

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