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Overview

Introduction to Highland, Utah

Highland, Utah, in Utah county, is located 9 miles SE of Sandy, Utah (center to center) and is 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area.

Highland History

The city of Highland is located in Utah County, Utah. It is said that the city was named by Alexander Adamson, who had come to American Fork from Scotland. The area reminded him of the Scottish Highlands and therefore he named the place Highland. John Poole built the first house in the area in 1875. The city of Highland was officially established in 1977. This was followed by the first city council’s swearing in. The first elected officials started to work in the year 1977. The community became a third class city in 1979 after the signing of a proclamation by Governor Scott Maheson.

Highland and nearby Attractions

  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Wheeler Historic Farm
  • Park City Museum
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Deer Creek State Park

Things To Do In Highland

One may visit the notable locations in the area such as the American Fork Canyon, Timpanogas Cave National Monument, and Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. There are numerous parks in the area that offer a lot of facilities for recreation such as Utah Lake State Park, Deer Creek State Park, and Wasatch Mountain State Park. The history buffs must visit museums like The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Barrick Mining Museum, North American Museum of Ancient Life, and Tooele Pioneer Museum, which provide absorbing insights into the history of the place. The important historic sites in the area include Fort Douglas and Beehive House. The local churches include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Highland Church.

Highland Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the closest international airport.

Highland Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Utah Valley State College, Salt Lake Community College, and Snow College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,544
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens6.8%
Employed Population 16+6,527
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married63.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.3%
Median Earnings25+$63,704
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,370

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,503
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone3.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,712
Median House Value$461,500

Ancestry

English37.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
Danishn9.8%
Scottish8.7%
German7.5%
Swedish6.1%
Irish5.2%
Norwegian5%
Welsh3.9%
Dutch3.5%
French Except Basque2.9%
Italian1.8%
Russian1.3%
Swiss1.2%
Czech0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
South African0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Highland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Utah County
Standard Zip Codes84003
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-111.78

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)

StationALPINE
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp56 to 91 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches
StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpine10,129$109,063
American Fork28,127$78,333
Cedar Hills10,248$94,191
Draper46,399$113,463
Lehi56,314$82,857
Pleasant Grove36,678$72,411

Highland Public Libraries

Highland City Library
5400 W CIVIC CENTER DR, SUITE 2
Highland, Utah
(801) 772-4528

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Highland Public Schools

Freedom School
10326 N 6800 W
ZIP: 84003
(801) 766-5270
Primary
Total Enrollment 1178
Highland School
10865 N 6000 W
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8537
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Lone Peak High
10189 N 4800 W
ZIP: 84003
(801) 717-4568
High
Total Enrollment 2451
Mountain Ridge Jr High
5525 W 10400 N
ZIP: 84003
(801) 610-8758
Middle
Total Enrollment 1368
Ridgeline School
6250 W 11800 N
ZIP: 84003
(801) 717-4515
Primary
Total Enrollment 963
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