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Highland, New York - Basic Facts

The Highland Census Designated Place had a population of 6,009 as of July 1, 2019. Highland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 41.7209 and longitude -73.9601 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Highland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389925) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Highland Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lloyd, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland: Elting's Landing, New Paltz Landing, Philip's Folly.

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Highland, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Highland, NY Housing Affordability Index is 97
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Highland, NY Wealth Index is 65
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,009 (100%)
Population in Households 5,649 (94.0%)
Population in Families 4,282 (71.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 360 ( 6.0%)
Population Density 1,282
Diversity Index2 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,240
Average Household Income $76,676
Per Capita Income $30,154
Wealth Index4 65

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,484 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 870 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $231,477
Housing Affordability Index3 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,354
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,407
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.67% 0.2%
Households 0.71% 0.09%
Families 0.54% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Highland, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 307 74th
Population Density # 604 50th
Diversity Index # 293 75th
Median Household Income # 613 49th
Per Capita Income # 687 43rd

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