Highland Park, Florida

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Population in 2013: 239 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 104  (43.6%)
Females: 135  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 33853.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,306 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$31,306
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,402 (it was $30,097 in 2000)

Highland Park village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,395 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$111,395
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $133,684; Detached houses: $162,152; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,147; In 2-unit structures: $98,007; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,995; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,747; Mobile homes: $47,836; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,944

Median gross rent in 2013: $529.

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  • Races in Highland Park, FL (2010)

    Highland Park races chart
    • 20187.4%White alone
    • 198.3%Hispanic
    • 73.0%Black alone
    • 31.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Highland Park: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.0%), English (19.1%), Irish (11.5%), Scottish (9.4%), United States (7.4%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 533 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Park,FL real estate house value index trend

Highland Park, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 102.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park village:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

12 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This village:

4.0%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,036 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,478 (1.4%)

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (26.9 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (55.4 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (847.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Crooked Lake Park, FL (1.7 miles ), Lake Wales, FL (1.7 miles ), Babson Park, FL (1.8 miles ), Hillcrest Heights, FL (1.9 miles ), Waverly, FL (2.8 miles ), Frostproof, FL (2.9 miles ), Alturas, FL (3.0 miles ), Dundee, FL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 27.87 N, Longitude: 81.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Highland Park household income distribution Highland Park home values distribution

Property values in Highland Park, FL

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+56.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (34%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)

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

Average climate in Highland Park, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Highland Park, Florida average temperatures Highland Park, Florida average precipitation Highland Park, Florida humidity Highland Park, Florida wind speed Highland Park, Florida snowfall Highland Park, Florida sunshine Highland Park, Florida clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Highland Park village center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 2/19/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Park-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 331.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 358.4 miles away from Highland Park center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 328.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 410.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 419.1 miles away from Highland Park center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 368.9 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 Polk County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Highland Park:

  • GROVES CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • AMEDISYS OF LAKE WALES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • RAI CARE CENTERS - LAKE WALES (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES MEDICAL EXT CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF LAKE WALES (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)

Amtrak station near Highland Park:

  • 14 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Park:

  • Polk State College (about 15 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 25 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 26 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 40 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 41 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • Valencia College (about 46 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 30,467)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 49 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)

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Lake: Lake Amoret (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Highland Park compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Florida average:

12.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Highland Park village (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant148,424504
Catholic45,25113
Mainline Protestant31,34774
Black Protestant10,76146
Other8,63036
Orthodox3073
None357,375-
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: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
Polk County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
Polk County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.0%
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 3$1,703$6,8120$0
Totals for Government 3$1,703$6,8120$0

7.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.03% ($27,691 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.70% ($28,675)
from Osceola County, FL  0.49% ($26,726)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.14% ($26,149 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.65% ($31,231)
to Osceola County, FL  0.53% ($27,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIPC (1280 AM; 1 kW; LAKE WALES, FL; Owner: SIBER MEDIA GROUP INC)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WLAZ (89.1 FM; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: CAGUAS EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Park:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$116,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$159,530
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0154.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$118,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0154.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Highland Park on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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