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Demographics

People

Total Population1,079
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens42.5%
Employed Population 16+459
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,645
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,056

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,045
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time10 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,031
Median House Value$492,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.1%
English12.9%
Irish4.4%
Scottish2.7%
Italian2.5%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Bulgarian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
German0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Highlands Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macon County
Standard Zip Codes28741
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.05
Approximate Longitude-83.19

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)

StationHIGHLANDS
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp57 to 78 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip87.5 inches
StationCOWEETA EXP STATION
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip71.8 inches
StationSALEM 5 NNE
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 50 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip66.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cullowhee5,753$52,813
Dillsboro258$49,000
Franklin3,934$40,573
Rosman598$26,333
Webster442$55,625

Highlands Hospitals

Highlands-cashiers Hospital
(Non-profit)
190 Hospital Drive
(828) 526-1200

Highlands Public Schools

Highlands School
545 Pierson Dr
ZIP: 28741
(828) 526-2147
Other
Total Enrollment 351
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