Highland, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Highland Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Highland, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 5
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 8
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Highland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles N of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Iowa
Standard Zip Codes 53543
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.046
Longitude -90.379

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
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Highland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 855 100%
Male 419 49%
Female 436 51%
Under 18 204 23.9%
18+ 651 76.1%
65+ 158 18.5%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 855 100%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Highland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth -38
Growth % -4.4%

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 55%
Irish 10.9%
Norwegian 8.4%
US/American 7.3%
Czech 6.9%
English 4.4%
Italian 1.4%
Polish 1%
Swiss 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Highland 855 $44,875
Avoca 608 $31,786
Cobb 442 $40,278
Linden 615 $48,750
Livingston 597 $41,477
Montfort 663 $43,295
Muscoda 1,453 $38,750
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Highland High Schools (2004)

Serves 176 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

Highland Colleges

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