Highland Park, Florida

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Population in 2019: 220 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 119  (54.4%)
Females: 101  (45.6%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 33853.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,515 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$52,515
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,141 (it was $30,097 in 2000)

Highland Park village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $264,379 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$264,379
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $192,052; detached houses: $229,202; townhouses or other attached units: $166,944; in 2-unit structures: $72,348; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,328; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,917; mobile homes: $74,155; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $170,743

Median gross rent in 2019: $816.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highland Park: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.2%
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  • Races in Highland Park, FL (2019)
    • 15786.3%White alone
    • 116.0%Hispanic
    • 73.8%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (16.7%), English (16.7%), European (15.6%), German (13.3%), British (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 491 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Park, Florida map

9 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.6% Latin America, 1.1% North America).

This village:

4.9%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,925 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,106 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Highland Park, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Highland Park, FL in 2019

Property values in Highland Park, FL

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+56.4%).
Most common industries in Highland Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (22.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.6%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.3%)
  • Food (7.3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (15.0%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Highland Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Art and design workers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.9%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Art and design workers (17.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.3%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Cashiers (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7.5%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

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 significantly above Florida state average. It is 90% 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 331.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from Highland Park center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from Highland Park center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 184.3 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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park:

Marital status in Highland Park, FL
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Florida average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

9.8%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Highland Park:

58.2%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Highland Park:

54.7%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Highland Park:

28.1
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Highland Park:

7.1
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Highland Park:

60.4%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Highland Park:

75.4%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highland Park, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 3$1,768
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,768

Highland Park government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $101,000 ($459.09)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($381.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($77.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($31.82)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($22.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($22.73)

Highland Park government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($359.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($95.45)
  • Tax - Property: $111,000 ($504.55)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $15,000 ($68.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($59.09)

Highland Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $398,000 ($1809.09)

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.82% ($41,918 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.81% ($35,724)
from Osceola County, FL  0.78% ($34,937)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.73% ($38,634 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.64% ($39,765)
to Osceola County, FL  0.54% ($31,835)

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 in Highland Park, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highland Park, FL - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highland Park, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highland Park, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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