Highland Park, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 29,767 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 14,425  (48.5%)
Females: 15,342  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60035, 60040.

Highland Park Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $142,911 (it was $100,967 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$142,911
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $84,669 (it was $55,331 in 2000)

Highland Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $599,676 (it was $370,900 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$599,676
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $715,832; detached houses: $760,018; townhouses or other attached units: $493,448; in 2-unit structures: $356,087; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $467,742; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $340,908

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highland Park: 108.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Highland Park, IL (2017)
    • 24,97683.9%White alone
    • 2,5748.7%Hispanic
    • 8522.9%Asian alone
    • 4801.6%Two or more races
    • 4081.4%Black alone
    • 240.08%American Indian alone
    • 240.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Highland Park, Illinois as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Highland Park is 3,723 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Highland Park by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(19.2)
6
(19.1)
1
(3.2)
2
(6.4)
4
(12.7)
1
(3.2)
7
(23.4)
13
(43.5)
4
(13.4)
4
(13.4)
7
(23.4)
7
(23.5)
2
(6.8)
3
(10.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(9.6)
4
(12.7)
5
(15.8)
1
(3.2)
2
(6.4)
16
(51.1)
15
(50.2)
2
(6.7)
3
(10.0)
3
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(13.5)
3
(10.1)
2
(6.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(19.2)
15
(47.8)
15
(47.4)
16
(50.9)
15
(47.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.0)
21
(70.2)
16
(53.4)
11
(36.8)
16
(53.5)
10
(33.6)
10
(33.8)
19
(63.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(195.4)
67
(213.5)
52
(164.5)
64
(203.5)
59
(187.6)
59
(188.5)
46
(154.1)
35
(117.1)
27
(90.2)
46
(153.7)
37
(123.8)
22
(74.0)
40
(135.1)
26
(87.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
340
(1,089)
431
(1,373)
335
(1,060)
372
(1,183)
336
(1,068)
293
(935.9)
296
(991.5)
319
(1,067)
276
(921.9)
277
(925.8)
239
(799.4)
231
(776.8)
275
(928.5)
150
(504.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(60.9)
10
(31.9)
7
(22.1)
7
(22.3)
8
(25.4)
12
(38.3)
9
(30.1)
8
(26.8)
4
(13.4)
10
(33.4)
20
(66.9)
12
(40.4)
26
(87.8)
22
(73.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.3)
1
(3.2)
2
(6.4)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)84.2101.172.479.579.571.688.7103.968.671.575.469.168.855.0

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City-data.com crime index in Highland Park, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 69 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: American (12.8%), Russian (8.5%), Eastern European (6.8%), German (5.9%), Polish (5.1%), European (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1876

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,408 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Park, Illinois map

3,854 residents are foreign born (6.2% Europe, 2.7% Latin America, 2.6% Asia).

This city:

13.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,308 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,405 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mount Prospect, IL (10.5 miles , pop. 56,265).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (24.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Highwood, IL (1.3 miles ),
Deerfield, IL (1.6 miles ),
Bannockburn, IL (1.7 miles ),
Northbrook, IL (2.0 miles ),
Glencoe, IL (2.1 miles ),
Lake Forest, IL (2.1 miles ),
Riverwoods, IL (2.2 miles ),
Lincolnshire, IL (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.18 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,247 (+4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,336 (24.3%)

Area codes: 847, 224

Distribution of median household income in Highland Park, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Highland Park, IL in 2017

Property values in Highland Park, IL

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $355,400
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $359,500
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $358,700
  • 2000: 54 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2003: 65 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $447,900
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $487,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $480,700
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $846,600
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $917,400
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $722,100
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $946,100
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $755,000
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $793,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Highland Park, IL residents
Average permit cost in Highland Park, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Highland Park, IL
Historical housing units in Highland Park, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in Highland Park, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.2%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (21.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.8%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Highland Park, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Lawyers (5.9%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Lawyers (9.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.7%)
  • Top executives (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)

Average climate in Highland Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Highland Park, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.8. This is worse than average.

City:

96.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0112. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0112
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Highland Park city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 15.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 258.1 miles away from Highland Park 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 232.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Highland Park 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 290.2 miles away from Highland Park 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) earthquake occurred 256.4 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 248.8 miles away from Highland Park 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 Lake County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Park topographic map

Main business address for: Solo Cup CO (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Highland Park:

  • HOSPICE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL (718 GLENVIEW AVE)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE (405 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • MANORCARE OF HIGHLAND PARK (2773 SKOKIE VALLEY ROAD)
  • VILLA ST CRYIL HOME FOR THE AGED (1111 ST JOHNS AVE)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (777 PARK AVE WEST)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HOSP HOME HLTH SERV (1936 GREENBAY ROAD)

Heliports located in Highland Park:

Amtrak station near Highland Park:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

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

  • Oakton Community College (about 10 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 11 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 11 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • BIR Training Center (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,004)
  • Loyola University Chicago (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 13,233)
  • Harper College (about 16 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)

Public high school in Highland Park:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Highland Park:

See full list of schools located in Highland Park

Library in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,871,682; Location: 494 LAUREL AVENUE; 218,127 books; 510 e-books; 15,504 audio materials; 14,758 video materials; 43 local licensed databases; 5 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 352 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Highland Park Hospital is not listed, now part of Evanston Hospital

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Highland Park: Highland Park Country Club (A), Fort Sheridan Golf Course (B), Clavey Road Sewage Treatment Plant (C), Sunset Valley Golf Club (D), Northmoor Country Club (E), Old Elm Golf Club (F), Exmoor Country Club (G), Bob O'Link Golf Club (H), Highland Park City Hall (I), Highland Park Fire Department Station 34 (J), Highland Park Fire Department Station 32 (K), Highland Park Fire Department Station 33 Headquarters (L), Maxwell Abbell Library (M), Highland Park Public Library (N), Congregation Solel Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crossroads Shopping Center (1), Port Clinton Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Highland Park: Solo Cup CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Highland Park include: Bethany United Methodist Church (A), B'nai Torah Highland Park Reform Temple (B), Congregation B'nai Maccabim (C), Congregation Solel (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Highland Park Presbyterian Church (F), Immaculate Conception Church (G), Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism (H), North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mooney Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Highland Park include: Ravinia Park (1), Highmoor Park Nature Preserve (2), Hybernia Nature Preserve (3), Buckthorn Park (4), Devonshire Park (5), Heller Park (6), Idlewild Park (7), Leonardi Park (8), Lincoln Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Highland Park Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 326 Central Avenue), Hidden Creek Aqua Park (Water Parks & Slides; 1220 Fredrickson Place), Great Groups Travel- Ltd (Tours & Charters; P.O. Box 557), Axelrod Leslie & LEAH (Tours & Charters; 2100 Linden Avenue), Anspach Travel Bureaus Inc (Tours & Charters; 463 Central Avenue).

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (1505 Lake Cook Road).

Birthplace of: Robert Reed - Actor, Edward Weston - (1886-1958), photographer, Eric Engberg - Broadcast journalist, Rosalind Solomon - Photographer, Stansfield Turner - Admiral, Alex Borstein - Comedian, Allan Loeb - Film producer, Bill Cassidy - Politician, Braden Allenby - Scientist, Brian Friedman - Choreographer.

Lake 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 Park that have no violations reported:

  • OLD ELM CLUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

74.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Highland Park in 2010:

  • 173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Highland Park in 2000:

  • 101 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Highland Park (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Highland Park Drive-Up, Highland Park Branch, Clavey & Us 41 Banking Center. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company: Highland Park Branch at 1949 St. Johns Avenue, branch established on 2002/05/24; Highland Park Ravinia Branch at 643 Roger Williams Avenue, branch established on 2008/06/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,592.5 mil, Deposits: $1,581.5 mil, headquarters in Lake Forest, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Highland Park Banking Center at 799 Central, branch established on 2004/04/12. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Bank of Highland Park: First Bank Of Highland Park at 1835 First Street, branch established on 1955/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,085.3 mil, Deposits: $929.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Highland Park Financial Corporation
  • Bank Leumi USA: Highland Park Branch at 1849 Green Bay Road, Suite 400, branch established on 2005/05/09. Info updated 2010/11/03: Bank assets: $5,680.4 mil, Deposits: $4,855.4 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Highland Park Branch at 579 Central Avenue, branch established on 2004/03/29. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • American Enterprise Bank: Highland Park Branch at 1725 North Mcgovern Street, branch established on 2005/05/16. Info updated 2011/06/28: Bank assets: $300.9 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: A. E. Bancorp, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Highland Park Jewel Branch #2287 at 1600 Deerfield Road, branch established on 1999/01/28. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Second Street Branch at 2011 Second Street, branch established on 1995/04/10. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park:

Marital status in Highland Park, IL
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Highland Park
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Neighborhoods in Highland Park:

(Highland Park, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
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: 121
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lake County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Lake County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Lake County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 457
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lake County:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Highland Park:

47.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Highland Park:

28.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Highland Park:

9.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.2%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highland Park, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 51$380,459$89,5200$0
Firefighters 49$361,408$88,5080$0
Other and Unallocable 26$177,643$81,9890$0
Water Supply 19$112,840$71,2670$0
Police - Other 15$98,399$78,7190$0
Streets and Highways 15$89,527$71,6220$0
Financial Administration 12$74,271$74,2710$0
Transit 11$63,257$69,0080$0
Sewerage 11$60,125$65,5910$0
Other Government Administration 9$59,168$78,8910$0
Fire - Other 5$47,766$114,6380$0
Welfare 4$20,770$62,3100$0
Natural Resources 1$6,824$81,8880$0
Totals for Government 228$1,552,457$81,7080$0

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,151,000 ($105.86)
    General - Other: $2,723,000 ($91.48)
    Sewerage: $1,149,000 ($38.60)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,587,000 ($523.63)
    Water Utilities: $7,877,000 ($264.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,545,000 ($253.47)
    General - Other: $7,165,000 ($240.70)
    Libraries: $4,744,000 ($159.37)
    Regular Highways: $3,046,000 ($102.33)
    Sewerage: $3,023,000 ($101.56)
    Financial Administration: $2,603,000 ($87.45)
    Central Staff Services: $2,465,000 ($82.81)
    Transit Utilities: $1,294,000 ($43.47)
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000 ($39.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $946,000 ($31.78)
    Parking Facilities: $795,000 ($26.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,336,000 ($44.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $432,000 ($14.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,952,000 ($737.46)

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

  • Charges - Other: $4,106,000 ($137.94)
    Sewerage: $4,033,000 ($135.49)
    Parking Facilities: $816,000 ($27.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($4.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($1.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $149,000 ($5.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,588,000 ($53.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $868,000 ($29.16)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($2.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,237,000 ($243.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,546,000 ($421.47)
    Highways: $728,000 ($24.46)
  • Tax - Property: $16,941,000 ($569.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,804,000 ($161.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,551,000 ($119.29)
    Other License: $3,171,000 ($106.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,711,000 ($57.48)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,696,000 ($56.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,604,000 ($1901.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,651,000 ($1533.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,199,000 ($611.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,246,000 ($243.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,284,000 ($1454.09)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,821 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.23% ($95,396 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($58,505)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($49,104)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.82% ($87,721 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.47% ($70,624)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.36% ($57,683)
Businesses in Highland Park, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets4
AT&T2McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1New Balance3
Audi1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pottery Barn1
Chico's1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
FedEx7Subway2
Honda1T-Mobile2
Hyundai1Target1
Jamba Juice1Toys"R"Us1
Jewel-Osco1UPS4
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
LA Fitness1Wendy's1
Marriott1Z Gallerie1

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Park:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Highland Park: John E. Kilmer.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Highland Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • $7,393,000Total costs
  • 266,975Total average daily traffic
  • 16,852Total average daily truck traffic
  • 194,067Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Highland Park, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 51920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Highland Park, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$312,935196$391,5651,426$347,34921$254,3641$3,417,28037$354,7014$272,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$298,15022$604,59795$377,7342$213,4900$02$412,5300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$269,09026$504,480258$487,9806$44,8930$011$377,6460$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$345,52321$584,421141$356,4952$339,5000$04$451,3530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$010$608,25753$340,5662$41,9850$03$370,5330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Highland Park, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$274,5237$347,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$298,2002$311,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$516,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$299,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highland Park, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highland Park, 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 fires per year is 49. The highest number of fires - 66 took place in 2004, and the least - 32 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Highland Park, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.2%), and Outside Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Highland Park, IL
    • 49760.2%Structure Fires
    • 21826.4%Outside Fires
    • 10012.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 101.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highland Park, IL
Most common first names in Highland Park, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13475.8 years
Mary12981.8 years
Robert11874.4 years
William9877.3 years
Helen9381.6 years
Rose8784.7 years
Ruth8783.3 years
Joseph8179.0 years
James7471.7 years
Margaret6482.1 years
Most common last names in Highland Park, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cohen3882.0 years
Smith3780.8 years
Kaplan2983.8 years
Bernardi2879.8 years
Johnson2777.7 years
Kahn2682.3 years
Bernstein2682.6 years
Ori2676.2 years
Schwartz2577.0 years
Goldberg2481.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highland Park, IL
  • 91.3%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highland Park, IL
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Highland Park compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Highland Park on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Israel (population 500+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 (60035) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #86 (60035) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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