Highland, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 9,830 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.5%
 
Males: 4,675  (47.6%)
Females: 5,155  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62249.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,052 (it was $39,524 in 2000)
Highland:

$54,052
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,834 (it was $21,101 in 2000)

Highland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $148,480 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Highland:

$148,480
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $168,274; detached houses: $170,140; townhouses or other attached units: $184,277; in 2-unit structures: $67,486; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,174; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $270,209; mobile homes: $34,430

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highland: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 89.5% for Black residents, 57.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Highland, IL (2010)
    • 9,54296.2%White alone
    • 1381.4%Hispanic
    • 1061.1%Two or more races
    • 890.9%Asian alone
    • 210.2%Black alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Highland, Illinois as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Highland is 754 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Highland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.1)
2
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(50.3)
2
(20.2)
3
(30.5)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(42.7)
1
(10.4)
1
(10.3)
8
(81.3)
11
(110.6)
2
(20.2)
2
(20.3)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(154.9)
13
(141.3)
14
(149.4)
9
(94.0)
4
(41.0)
1
(10.2)
3
(30.2)
5
(50.5)
15
(152.5)
6
(60.7)
8
(81.6)
6
(61.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(265.5)
17
(184.8)
25
(266.7)
40
(417.7)
19
(194.9)
26
(264.2)
18
(180.9)
25
(252.6)
7
(71.2)
17
(172.1)
11
(112.1)
9
(91.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
147
(1,626)
170
(1,848)
178
(1,899)
195
(2,036)
123
(1,262)
163
(1,656)
105
(1,055)
101
(1,021)
163
(1,657)
87
(880.6)
30
(305.8)
63
(642.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(232.3)
6
(65.2)
7
(74.7)
1
(10.4)
3
(30.8)
6
(61.0)
3
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.3)
2
(20.2)
2
(20.4)
7
(71.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)164.2137.7143.3141.877.9116.0136.790.8133.972.238.069.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Highland, IL

Crime rate in Highland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (47.5%), American (8.4%), Irish (6.1%), Italian (4.3%), English (2.3%), Swiss (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/05/1884

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 5.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,819 people per square mile   (low).

Highland, Illinois map

289 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

This city:

2.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,598 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,939 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (31.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (238.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Jacob, IL (2.3 miles ),
Grantfork, IL (2.5 miles ),
Marine, IL (2.5 miles ),
Pierron, IL (2.6 miles ),
Pocahontas, IL (3.0 miles ),
Trenton, IL (3.1 miles ),
Aviston, IL (3.2 miles ),
Alhambra, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.74 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,406 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,935 (39.2%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Highland, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Highland, IL in 2017
Highland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2002: 69 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2003: 74 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2004: 108 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2005: 113 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2006: 94 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $179,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Highland, IL residents
Average permit cost in Highland, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Highland, IL
Historical housing units in Highland, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +675 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Highland, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (2.3%)
Most common occupations in Highland, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)

Average climate in Highland, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Highland, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.5. This is about average.

City:

64.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 4.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.84
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.856. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.856
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Highland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/24/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Highland city center killed 6 people and injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the city 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 109.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Highland center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Highland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Highland:

  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 12866 TROXLER AVENUE)
  • FAITH CARE CENTER (100 FAITH DRIVE)
  • HIGHLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER (1450 26TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Highland:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • McKendree University (about 12 miles; Lebanon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 18 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 21 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 29 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 30 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Saint Louis University (about 31 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 32 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

Public high school in Highland:

Public elementary/middle schools in Highland:

Private elementary/middle school in Highland:

  • ST PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 1416 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Highland:

  • LOUIS LATZER MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $353,507; Location: 1001 NINTH STREET; 41,259 books; 1,722 audio materials; 1,519 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 80 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Highland: Weinheimer Community Center (A), Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library (B), Highland City Hall (C), Highland Fire Department Station 2 (D), Highland Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Highland include: First Baptist Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), Hope Lutheran Church (C), Saint Pauls Roman Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Highland Sportsmans Club Lake (A), Old City Reservoir (B), Silver Lake (C), Highland Silver Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Highland include: Hoffman Park (1), Kaeser Park (2), Madison County Fairgrounds (3), Merwin Park (4), Spindler Park (5), Water Tower Park (6), Lindenthal Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1001 9th Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Cardinal Inn (101 Walnut Street) (1), Holiday Inn Express Highland (20 Central Boulevard) (2), Choice Motel (101 Walnut Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Aaron Rakers - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Jan 22, 1977), James Head (fighter) - Martial artist, Ken Oberkfell - Baseball player and manager, Jake Odorizzi - Baseball player, Harry Parker (baseball) - Baseball player, Jay C. Hoffman - Politician, Morris Bradshaw - Football player, Bob Hoskins (American football) - Football player.

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Highland that have no violations reported:

  • COUNTRY HILLS WTR, INC. (Population served: 156, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
187 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with most branches in Highland (2011 data):

  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Highland Branch at 12616 State Route 143, branch established on 1922/01/01; Highland Branch at 1301 Broadway, branch established on 2005/03/21. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • National Bank: Highland Branch at 40 Apex Drive, branch established on 1999/01/07. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $310.4 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Collinsville Bank: Highland Branch at 111 Walnut Street, branch established on 1974/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $630.0 mil, Deposits: $554.3 mil, headquarters in Collinsville, IL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Co Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Highland Square Branch at 1000 Broadway, branch established on 1891/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Bank of Edwardsville: Highland Branch at 100 Suppinger Lane, branch established on 1995/01/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,559.6 mil, Deposits: $1,289.3 mil, headquarters in Edwardsville, IL, positive income, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Banc Ed Corp., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Highland Il Walmart Branch at 12495 State Rt 143, branch established on 2008/11/01. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Regions Bank: Highland Branch at 12515 State Route 143, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Clover Leaf Bank, FSB: First Clover Leaf Bank Lpo Branch at 12551 State Route 143, Ste A2, branch established on 2011/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $561.2 mil, Deposits: $419.4 mil, headquarters in Edwardsville, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Bradford National Bank of Greenville: Highland Branch - Bradford at 1100 Merantile Drive, branch established on 2002/10/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $225.1 mil, Deposits: $197.4 mil, headquarters in Greenville, IL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bradford Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Highland:

Marital status in Highland, IL
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Highland:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Highland
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Highland, IL (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,455212
Catholic37,24321
Mainline Protestant24,54579
Other5,33020
Black Protestant3,94221
Orthodox5904
None138,177-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Madison County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Madison County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Madison County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 190
Madison County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Highland:

44.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Highland:

54.9%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Highland:

76.4%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highland, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$120,532$72,3190$0
Electric Power 16$90,610$67,9582$1,561
Other and Unallocable 16$78,829$59,1225$4,255
Health 12$61,713$61,7138$16,129
Sewerage 10$50,729$60,8750$0
Streets and Highways 9$52,348$69,7970$0
Financial Administration 7$29,267$50,1720$0
Parks and Recreation 7$26,287$45,06380$31,089
Water Supply 4$19,625$58,8750$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,889$71,5560$0
Natural Resources 1$3,445$41,3400$0
Local Libraries 1$4,942$59,30412$13,226
Solid Waste Management 1$6,162$73,9440$0
Police - Other 1$3,928$47,1366$1,483
Firefighters 0$0 23$3,474
Totals for Government 108$566,306$62,923136$71,217

Highland government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $744,000 ($75.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000 ($22.48)
    General - Other: $187,000 ($19.02)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($15.87)
    Regular Highways: $125,000 ($12.72)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($2.03)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($1.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.61)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,344,000 ($1560.94)
    Police Protection: $2,561,000 ($260.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,204,000 ($224.21)
    Health - Other: $2,012,000 ($204.68)
    Sewerage: $2,009,000 ($204.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,947,000 ($198.07)
    General - Other: $1,534,000 ($156.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,517,000 ($154.32)
    Financial Administration: $1,335,000 ($135.81)
    Regular Highways: $1,140,000 ($115.97)
    Libraries: $353,000 ($35.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000 ($29.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $243,000 ($24.72)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($3.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $929,000 ($94.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,926,000 ($297.66)
    General - Other: $1,690,000 ($171.92)
    Water Utilities: $761,000 ($77.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000 ($66.33)
    Police Protection: $404,000 ($41.10)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($13.43)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,175,000 ($933.37)

Highland government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,726,000 ($277.31)
    Sewerage: $2,138,000 ($217.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,597,000 ($162.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $995,000 ($101.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $584,000 ($59.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,349,000 ($137.23)
    Interest Earnings: $231,000 ($23.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $34,000 ($3.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,483,000 ($1575.08)
    Water Utilities: $2,028,000 ($206.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,666,000 ($576.40)
    Highways: $264,000 ($26.86)
  • Tax - Property: $3,652,000 ($371.52)
    Other License: $249,000 ($25.33)

Highland government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,579,000 ($3009.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,427,000 ($2790.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,792,000 ($284.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $640,000 ($65.11)

Highland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,691,000 ($1799.69)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Clair County, IL  1.00% ($40,088 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.45% ($46,469)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.26% ($40,673)


4.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.94% ($40,137 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.43% ($53,653)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.34% ($42,187)
Businesses in Highland, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Subway1
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1The Room Place1
Haworth1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland:

  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WDID (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland:

  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAOX (105.3 FM; STAUNTON, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Highland:

  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Highland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Highland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.4mTotal length
  • $1,702,000Total costs
  • 140,250Total average daily traffic
  • 44,935Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,929Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Highland, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Highland, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Highland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Highland, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Highland)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$131,42329$125,620160$140,1119$62,2801$181,0206$92,972
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$99,9402$146,8308$154,1700$00$01$92,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$160,2703$107,50326$142,9372$50,3900$01$54,360
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$150,2902$125,91030$136,8841$186,7900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$72,3601$72,1106$164,2400$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4036.01 , 4036.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$182,1338$149,034
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$182,4852$177,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$190,3801$247,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$143,620
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4036.01 , 4036.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highland, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highland, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 28. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2012, and the least - 13 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Highland, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (28.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Highland, IL
    • 24550.7%Structure Fires
    • 13928.8%Outside Fires
    • 8417.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 153.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highland, IL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highland, IL
  • 90.1%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highland, IL
  • 52.1%Electricity
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Highland compared to Illinois state average:

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

Highland on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 (62249) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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