|Median resident age:||21.8 years|
|Kansas median age:||32.8 years|
Zip codes: 66035.
Highland city income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,589 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Median gross rent in 2012: $547.
- White alone - 887 (74.6%)
- Black alone - 159 (13.4%)
- Hispanic - 59 (5.0%)
- Asian alone - 50 (4.2%)
- Two or more races - 20 (1.7%)
- American Indian alone - 11 (0.9%)
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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Irish (8.2%), English (7.5%), United States (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Dutch (2.9%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Land area: 0.53 square miles.
Population density: 1,903 people per square mile(low).
For population 25 years and over in Highland:
- High school or higher: 90.1%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
- Unemployed: 27.5%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Highland city:
- Never married: 59.9%
- Now married: 26.6%
- Separated: 0.4%
- Widowed: 7.0%
- Divorced: 6.2%
77 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Highland, Kansas as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Highland to the number of sex offenders is 337 to 1.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,325 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $732 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (23.9 miles , pop. 73,990).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (66.2 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (419.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Leona, KS (2.4 miles) , Severance, KS (2.5 miles) , Robinson, KS (2.9 miles ), White Cloud, KS (2.9 miles ), Denton, KS (3.0 miles) , Forest City, MO (3.1 miles ), Bendena, KS (3.1 miles) , Troy, KS (3.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000
- 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
- 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
- 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
- 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
- 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,100
- 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
- 2010: 1 building, cost: $175,000
- 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $365,700
- 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Latitude: 39.86 N, Longitude: 95.27 W
Area code: 785
|Crime rates in Highland by Year|
|City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.9)||159.3||193.8||181.2|
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Crime rate in Highland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
|Officers per 1,000 residents here:||1.97|
Unemployment by year (%)
- Educational services (29%)
- Retail trade (14%)
- Manufacturing (12%)
- Construction (10%)
- Public administration (8%)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
- Health care and social assistance (5%)
- Educational services (48%)
- Health care and social assistance (18%)
- Retail trade (14%)
- Accommodation and food services (8%)
- Other services, except public administration (4%)
- Public administration (4%)
- Utilities (1%)
- Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
- Farmers and farm managers (7%)
- Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
- Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
- Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
- Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
- Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
- Waiters and waitresses (7%)
- Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
- Art and design workers (7%)
- Cashiers (6%)
- Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
- Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
Average climate in Highland, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Highland-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/11/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Highland city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/18/1959, a category F3 tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Highland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
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 407.5 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 361.7 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 373.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from Highland 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 401.2 miles away from the city 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 Doniphan County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John Misse - Baseball player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Highland:
Other hospitals and medical centers near Highland:
- OREGON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OREGON, MO)
- DONIPHAN CO HEALTH DEPT HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TROY, KS)
- OAK RIDGE ACRES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
- HIAWATHA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
- NORTHEAST KANSAS MULTI COUNTY HHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
- HIAWATHA PLACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
Airports and heliports located in Highland:See details about airports and heliports located in Highland, KS
College/University in Highland:
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Highland:
- Missouri Western State University (about 27 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,557)
- Northwest Missouri State University (about 40 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
- Grantham University (about 54 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
- Park University (about 57 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
- Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 59 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
- Washburn University (about 62 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
- University of Kansas (about 63 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
Public high school in Highland:
- Doniphan West High School (Students: 90; Location: 402 E MAIN; Grades: 9-12)
Public elementary/middle school in Highland:
- Highland Elementary School (Students: 103; Location: 202 W ILLINOIS; Grades: K-6)
User submitted facts and corrections:
- There is a manufacturing plant in Highland that employees 10 persons.
Notable locations in Highland: Highland City Fire Department (A), Highland Community College Yost Art Gallery (B), Doniphan County Highland Branch Library (C), Highland City Hall (D), Doniphan County Fire District 2 Highland (E), Highland Senior Center (F), Highland Community College Library (G), Highland Community College Allen Field House (H), Highland Community College Rubeti Hall (I), Highland Community College Piper Hall (J), Highland Community College Heritage Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Highland include: Highland United Methodist Church (A), Saint Martha African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Highland Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 100. This is worse than average.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 41.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 34.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Highland and their reported violations in the past:HIGHLAND, CITY OF (Population served: 1,010, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
- One minor monitoring violation
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
|This city:||2.2 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
- Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
- Gay men: 0.0% of all households
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
297 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
40 people in nursing homes in 2000
Highland compared to Kansas state average:
- Median house value below state average.
- Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
- Median age significantly below state average.
- Length of stay since moving in above state average.
- House age above state average.
- Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
- Number of college students significantly above state average.
Banks with branches in Highland (2011 data):
- The Bendena State Bank: Highland Branch at 402 West Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $41.3 mil, Deposits: $37.6 mil, headquarters in Bendena, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bendena Bancshares, Inc.
Educational Attainment (%) in 2012
School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
- Utility gas (79%)
- Electricity (20%)
- Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Presidential Elections Results
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Highland city (based on Doniphan County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.27%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
|Name||American Baptist Churches in the USA||Catholic Church||United Methodist Church||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)||Community Church of Christ|
|Name||Christian Churches and Churches of Christ||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||Lutheran Church||Assemblies of God||Other|
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
|Doniphan County:||6.44 / 10,000 pop.|
|Kansas:||1.96 / 10,000 pop.|
|Doniphan County:||6.44 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||3.84 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||5.15 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||7.33 / 10,000 pop.|
|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|
|Other Government Administration||0||$0||6||$200|
|Judicial and Legal||2||$2,599||$15,594||0||$0|
|Police Protection - Officers||2||$5,150||$30,900||2||$1,754|
|Totals for Government||7||$14,966||$25,656||10||$2,608|
Highland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
- Current Operations - Police Protection: $154,000 ($152.78)
Water Utilities: $114,000 ($113.10)
Sewerage: $42,000 ($41.67)
General - Other: $26,000 ($25.79)
Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($11.90)
Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.98)
- General - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($22.82)
- Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($46.63)
General - Other: $45,000 ($44.64)
Sewerage: $10,000 ($9.92)
Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.99)
- Total Salaries & Wages: $159,000 ($157.74)
- Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($5.95)
Highland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
- Charges - Sewerage: $106,000 ($105.16)
All Other: $22,000 ($21.83)
- Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $29,000 ($28.77)
- Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($43.65)
Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($6.94)
- Revenue - Water Utilities: $121,000 ($120.04)
- State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($29.76)
General Support: $4,000 ($3.97)
- Tax - Property: $95,000 ($94.25)
Total General Sales: $39,000 ($38.69)
NEC: $36,000 ($35.71)
Highland government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
- Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($84.33)
- Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $685,000 ($679.56)
- Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($74.40)
- Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($74.40)
- Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $654,000 ($648.81)
Water Utilities: $75,000 ($74.40)
- Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $31,000 ($30.75)
Water Utilities: $10,000 ($9.92)
Highland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
- Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $191,000 ($189.48)
5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,422 average adjusted gross income)
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 Buchanan County, MO||2.06% ($27,283 average AGI)|
|from Atchison County, KS||0.55% ($27,125)|
|from Brown County, KS||0.48% ($25,429)|
6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,311 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Highland:
- WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
- KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
- KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
- KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
- KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
- WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
- KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
- WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Highland:
- KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
- KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
- KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
- KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Highland:
- KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
- KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Highland fatal accident list:
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Highland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
- 3 Mi E 3/4 Mi S (Lat: 39.842222 Lon: -95.231083), Call Sign: KYH319, Licensee ID: L00066598
Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz
Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 02/24/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2001
Registrant: Blevins, Jerry:blevins, Mike Dba Blevins Farm & Custom Combining, General Delivery, Highland, KS 66035
- Section 24 Range 17 Twp 2 (Lat: 39.863056 Lon: -95.228028), Call Sign: KBC658
Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
Grant Date: 05/10/2011, Expiration Date: 04/08/2021
Registrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service Inc., 812 South 10th Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862
- S Of Christian Church (Lat: 39.856667 Lon: -95.265528), Call Sign: KNED803
Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz
Grant Date: 09/05/2002, Expiration Date: 11/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013
Registrant: Haug Comm. Inc, Rr 3, Box 9, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:
- 1/2 Mi N Of Jct Hwy 36 & 120 (Lat: 39.859722 Lon: -95.255806), Call Sign: KXM517
Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, 152.870 MHz
Grant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 11/20/2021
Registrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service Inc., 812 South 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:
- 1882 Coronado Road. (Lat: 39.883750 Lon: -95.264750), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQPC787
Assigned Frequencies: 453.112 MHz
Grant Date: 04/09/2012, Expiration Date: 04/09/2022, Certifier: Ken Stewart
Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, East Hwy 36 // 622 Neptune Street, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
- Highland Water Tower, 200 Block W. Illinois (Lat: 39.860417 Lon: -95.267111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQMP659
Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz
Grant Date: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: Doug Johnson
Registrant: Usd111 Doniphan West Schools, 202 W Illinois, Highland, KS 66035, Phone: (785) 442-3671
- Highland School, 402 E. Main (Lat: 39.860111 Lon: -95.260861), Type: Building, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQMP661
Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz
Grant Date: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: Doug Johnson
Registrant: Usd 111 Doniphan West Schools, 202 W Illinois, Highland, KS 66035, Phone: (785) 442-3671
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highland)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
- Aircraft: HILLER UH-12D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-435 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 3GK , Serial Number: 1154, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1982
Registrant (Corporation): Valley Air Inc, Po Box 326, Highland, KS 66035
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
- Fire: 11
- Hazardous Condition: 2
Incident types - Highland
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