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People

Total Population 5,391
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,614
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,036
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,425
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,780

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,583
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,162
Median House Value $333,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 2.8%

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

Highwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60040
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.199
Longitude -87.809

Highwood 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WAUKEGAN
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bannockburn 1,390 $150,208
Deerfield 18,588 $167,575

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

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102 HIGHWOOD AVENUE
Highwood, Illinois
(847) 432-5404

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