Highland, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 1,057 (19% urban, 81% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 
Males: 513  (48.6%)
Females: 544  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72542.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,001 (it was $28,929 in 2000)
Highland:

$39,001
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,861 (it was $14,589 in 2000)

Highland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,355 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Highland:

$87,355
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,519; Detached houses: $118,877; Mobile homes: $38,313

Median gross rent in 2012: $573.

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  • White alone - 986 (94.4%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.10%)

Races in Highland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highland: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.1%), German (17.5%), English (16.8%), United States (12.5%), Italian (3.3%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 8.74 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

Highland,AR real estate house value index trend

Highland, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Highland:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland city:

  • Never married: 12.0%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Highland, Arkansas as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Highland to the number of sex offenders is 345 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $454 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $408 (0.6%)

Highland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (55.5 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (118.1 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (384.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cherokee Village, AR (1.8 miles ), Hardy, AR (2.0 miles ), Ash Flat, AR (2.4 miles ), Williford, AR (3.0 miles) , Horseshoe Bend, AR (3.6 miles ), Evening Shade, AR (3.9 miles ), Franklin, AR (3.9 miles) , Ravenden, AR (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $46,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $75,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.27 N, Longitude: 91.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Highland household income distribution Highland home values distribution

Crime rates in Highland by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.091.20.00.00.0
Robberies 10000000
per 100,000 96.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 23002014
per 100,000 193.8289.90.00.0182.50.095.0378.8
Burglaries 271011992410
per 100,000 2616.3966.21010.1830.3821.2182.0379.9947.0
Thefts 22181114971012
per 100,000 2131.81739.11010.11291.5821.2636.9949.71136.4
Auto thefts 00011000
per 100,000 0.00.00.092.391.20.00.00.0
Arson 01000001
per 100,000 0.096.60.00.00.00.00.094.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 341.2198.0112.7118.9210.138.884.8190.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Highland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Arkansas average:

1.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Highland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Highland, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Highland-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Highland city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Highland center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Highland center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sharp County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Highland:

  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE OF AR, INC (2852C HIGHWAY 62-412)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Highland:

  • ASH FLAT HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ASH FLAT, AR)
  • SHARP COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ASH FLAT, AR)
  • CROWNPOINT HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HORSESHOE BEND, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS LIFE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HORSESHOE BEND, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 56 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 71 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Harding University (about 72 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 86 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 98 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 112 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 113 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

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Notable locations in Highland: Highland Fire Department (A), Highland Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: June Lake (A), Lake Mirandy (B), Wild Plum Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sharp County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.1%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Highland compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Highland (2011 data):

  • First National Banking Company: Highland Branch at 1476 Highway 62/412, branch established on 2005/09/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $359.8 mil, Deposits: $292.3 mil, headquarters in Ash Flat, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Fnbc Bancorp Inc
  • Liberty Bank of Arkansas: Hardy Branch at 1927 Hwy 62/412, branch established on 2003/10/01. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $2,807.0 mil, Deposits: $2,160.9 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Highland travel time to work - commute Highland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Highland city (based on Sharp County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.70%
Here: 64.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents31.5%17.2%10.2%10.2%8.5%
Congregations16.4%12.3%19.2%12.3%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.3%2.5%2.3%8.4%
Congregations6.8%6.8%5.5%1.4%17.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Sharp County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Sharp County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

13.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sharp County:

26.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,214$26,5681$804
Other Government Administration 2$3,321$19,9260$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,057$32,2282$720
Firefighters 0$0 1$852
Streets and Highways 2$4,680$28,0800$0
Sewerage 2$4,680$28,0800$0
Totals for Government 10$22,952$27,5424$2,376

Highland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $50,000 ($47.30)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($14.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($20.81)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($4.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($75.69)

Highland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $73,000 ($69.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($5.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $49,000 ($46.36)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $94,000 ($88.93)
    Public Utilities: $43,000 ($40.68)
    Property: $41,000 ($38.79)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.84)

Highland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $178,000 ($168.40)

8.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Independence County, AR  1.50% ($23,671 average AGI)
from Izard County, AR  0.53% ($27,966)
from Craighead County, AR  0.51% ($21,500)


7.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Independence County, AR  1.47% ($23,925 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.66% ($25,611)
to Fulton County, AR  0.50% ($22,148)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KALM (1290 AM; 1 kW; THAYER, MO; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland:

  • KFCM (98.3 FM; CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: KFCM, INC.)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67GR (Channel 67; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Highland)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3/8 Mmi E Jct Us 62 & Theater Rd (Lat: 36.297556 Lon: -91.502083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPGW251, Licensee ID: L00953011
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015
    Registrant: Highland Water Association, Hardy, AR 72541, Phone: (501) 856-2221
  • 1.3 Miles West South West Of (Lat: 34.043167 Lon: -93.789333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WPCM990
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.612 MHz, 856.387 MHz, 857.362 MHz, 854.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 10/17/2015, Certifier: Roy W Paxson
    Registrant: Aepsc, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5DMX, Licensee ID: L00964504
    Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Certifier: Ladonna M Bailey
    Registrant: Ladonna M Bailey, 64 Alma Drive, Highland, AR 72542

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Highland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highland, AR

Businesses in Highland, AR

  • FedEx: 2
  • UPS: 1

Highland on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
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