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.

Highland Almanac

County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46322
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.54
Approximate Longitude-87.45

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Chicago28,961$31,291

Highland Public Schools

Allen J Warren Elem Sch
2901 100th St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 922-5660
Total Enrollment 309
Highland High School
9135 Erie St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 922-5610
Total Enrollment 1118
Highland Middle School
2941 41st St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 922-5620
Total Enrollment 751
Judith Morton Johnston Elem
8220 Fifth St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 923-2428
Total Enrollment 302
Mildred Merkley Elem School
9340 Fifth St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 922-5640
Total Enrollment 316
Southridge Elementary School
9221 Johnston St
ZIP: 46322
(219) 922-5650
Total Enrollment 383

Highland Private Schools

2450 Childcare Inc Dba Happy Days Childc
2645 Main St
ZIP: 46322
Total Enrollment 15
Bible Baptist School
8720 Orchard Dr
ZIP: 46322
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Children Of The Earth Montessore School
9005 Indianapolis Blvd
ZIP: 46322
Total Enrollment 10
Highland Christian School
3040 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 46322
Total Enrollment 368
Our Lady Of Grace School
3025 Highway Ave
ZIP: 46322
Total Enrollment 133
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