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Overview

Introduction to Highland, Illinois

Highland, Illinois, in Madison county, is 33 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The It is located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Highland History

The first European settlers in Highland were Swiss-German immigrants, who arrived in the early 1800s. The city was originally given the name Helvetia by the city's founding members. In the early 20th century, its name was changed to the English form of the word, Highland.

Highland and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • South Shore State Park
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Highland

Nearby museums include the Alton Museum of History and Art, the Erwin H. Weder Museum and the Collinsville Historical Museum. The Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the South Shore State Park, the Korte Recreation Center and the Gateway Arch are some popular local attractions. Local historic sites include Cahokia Mounds, the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion and Campbell House.

Highland Transportation

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is located nearby.

Highland Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark Community College and Saint Louis University.

People

Total Population 9,848
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,014
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $37,443
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,350

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,681
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $700
Median House Value $147,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 9.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Highland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62249
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.739
Longitude -89.671

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CARLYLE RESERVOIR
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station NASHVILLE 4 NE
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aviston 2,228 $93,036
Grantfork 337 $85,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Highland Public Libraries

Library
Louis Latzer Memorial Public Librar
1001 9TH. STREET
Highland, Illinois
(618) 654-5066

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Highland Hospitals

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1515 MAIN STREET
(618) 654-7421
Emergency Service: Yes

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Highland High Schools

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 149
618-654-7131
Serves 966 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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