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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.

People

Total Population 17,030
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 5.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,317
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 65.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59%
Median Earnings25+ $62,216
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,641

Wealth

Median Family Income $119,398
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 10.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 2.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,673
Median House Value $424,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 0%
English 39.6%
Irish 6.2%

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

Highland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Sandy, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84003
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.45
Longitude -111.769

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)

Station ALPINE
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 91 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station TIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station DRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Highland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Am Fork (84003)

Timpanogos (84003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpine 9,986 $102,230
American Fork 27,799 $75,821
Cedar Hills 10,165 $100,510
Draper 45,469 $103,211
Lehi 54,079 $81,035
Pleasant Grove 35,771 $67,138

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

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Highland High Schools

LONE PEAK HIGH
10189 N 4800 W
801-763-7050
Serves 1,684 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

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