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Highland, Indiana


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Highland, Indiana

Introduction to Highland, Indiana

Highland, Indiana, in Lake county, is 3 miles SE of Hammond, Indiana and 23 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The town is in the Gary metropolitan area and has a population of 23,546.

Highland History

Michael and Judith Johnston were two pioneers who became Highland's first settlers in 1847. The town consisted mostly of farmland and progress was slow until 1880, when the arrival of a railroad attracted Dutch settlers. The town was officially incorporated in 1910, with about 304 residents. President Calvin Coolidge visited Highland in 1927 to deliver a speach for the dedication of Wicker Memorial Park.

Highland and Nearby Attractions

  • Deep River Water Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Gibson Woods Park
  • Highland Historical Society and Museum

Things To Do In Highland

The town has several parks and centers with different recreational activities. William W. Powers State Recreation Area is equipped for picnicking, fishing, and boating. There are over 20 parks in the town that offer sports fields and courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. The Highland Historical Society and Museum may be of interest to those who would like to learn about the history of this region. Golfers may enjoy a visit to Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.

Highland Transportation

Gary/Chicago International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Highland Higher Education

Colleges nearby Highland include Purdue University Calumet, Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College, and South Suburban College.

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High Points

Highland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Highland Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Highland Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Highland Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Highland People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Highland Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Highland Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% Highland Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 13% Highland College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Highland, Indiana

Comparing Highland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Age of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 4

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 7 10
College Educated Adults 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 4 5

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
People Living Alone 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1

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Highland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46322, 47854
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Central,Ea (-5,-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.553
Longitude -87.451

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 HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Highland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,546 100%
Male 11,297 48%
Female 12,249 52%
Under 18 5,072 21.5%
18+ 18,474 78.5%
65+ 3,912 16.6%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.97
White 22,240 94.5%
African-American 296 1.3%
Asian 260 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 36 0.2%
Other 425 1.8%
Mixed Race 284 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,557 6.6%

Estimated Highland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 23,172
Growth -374
Growth % -1.6%

Highland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.5%
Polish 16.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Irish 10%
Dutch 6%
English 5.7%
Italian 5.5%
US/American 5.2%
Slovak 3%
Hungarian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Croatian 1.5%
Serbian 1.4%
Greek 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
European 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Highland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alta (47854)
Hillsdale (47854)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Highland 23,546 $59,106
Dyer 13,895 $68,716
East Chicago 32,414 $31,778
Griffith 17,334 $57,090
Hammond 83,048 $42,221
Munster 21,511 $74,255
Schererville 24,851 $70,474

Starbucks in Highland

(As of 2005)
Target Highland T-731
10451 Indianapolis Blvd
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Highland High Schools (2004)

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
9135 ERIE ST
219-922-5610
Serves 1,101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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