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People

Total Population 1,059
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 45.3%
Employed Population 16+ 478
Age of the Population 63

Families

% of people married 65.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,250
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 11.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.9%
Median Gross Rent $969
Median House Value $541,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 18.6%
Irish 6.2%

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

Highlands Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles W of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Macon
Standard Zip Codes 28741
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.052
Longitude -83.196

Highlands 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 HIGHLANDS
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 87.5 inches
Station COWEETA EXP STATION
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 71.8 inches
Station SALEM 5 NNE
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 66.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cullowhee 5,534 $0
Dillsboro 295 $48,750
Franklin 3,910 $38,259
Rosman 721 $25,147
Webster 409 $57,500

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

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HIGHLANDS SCHOOL
545 PIERSON DR
828-526-2147
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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