Population: 7,048

Male 51% Female 49%
Married 61%
Single 39%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Highlands has a very low population density. Highlands is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,141 Highlands
27,441 New York

City Info

Highlands, TX is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Highlands has a population density of 1,141, with 7,048 current residents.

Out of the 7,048 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 61% of the residents are married and 39% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 54% Rain
  • 0% Snow


68°F average temperature

  • 34 years Median home age
  • $94,540 Median home price
  • -15.15% Home appreciation rate
  • 20.09% Annual property tax
  • 70.8%
    Homes owned
  • 17%
    Homes rented
  • 12.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Highlands, the air quality is 16% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 54% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 68°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Highlands, you should know that 70.8% of homes are owned while 17% of homes are rented, and 12.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $94,540, the median age of homes is 34 years, the annual home appreciation is -15.15% and the annual property tax is 20.09%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Highlands, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Highlands’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Highlands is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 50.45% Democratic, 48.82% Republican, and 0.74% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 77%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 4%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Highlands, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.40% of residents are unemployed in Highlands (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Highlands residents: 8.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 13.91% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.1% are in the customer service field, 29.4% are in the sales field, 0.32% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 16% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 20% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.70%, 6.91% of residents have an associate’s degree, 4.14% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.97% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Highlands, you should be aware that the average commute time is 29 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Highlands have a few different options. 84% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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