Highland Park, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,380. Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 592  (43.0%)
Females: 788  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  52.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17044.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,351 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$50,351
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,600 (it was $19,422 in 2000)

Highland Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,542 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$117,542
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,484; Detached houses: $131,464; Townhouses or other attached units: $66,417; In 2-unit structures: $57,797; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,594; Mobile homes: $54,822

Median gross rent in 2013: $686.

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  • Races in Highland Park, PA (2010)

    Highland Park races chart
    • 1,33696.8%White alone
    • 161.2%Hispanic
    • 120.9%Asian alone
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Highland Park: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), English (12.9%), United States (8.7%), Italian (6.3%), Irish (5.3%), Scottish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,869 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Park,PA real estate house value index trend

Highland Park, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park CDP:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

27 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Highland Park, Pennsylvania as of February 13, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Highland Park to the number of sex offenders is 1,380 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,766 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,663 (1.2%)

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (77.7 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (103.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (134.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Burnham borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Lewistown borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Yeagertown, PA (1.3 miles ), Juniata Terrace borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Reedsville, PA (1.8 miles ), Maitland, PA (1.8 miles ), Granville, PA (2.4 miles ), Alfarata, PA (2.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 77.57 W

Highland Park household income distribution Highland Park home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Highland Park, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.5 miles away from the Highland Park place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1952, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Park-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from Highland Park center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 199.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 283.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Highland Park center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 331.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mifflin County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Highland Park:

  • DAVITA - LEWISTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WILLIAM PENN (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • MALTA HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRANVILLE, PA)
  • VALLEY VIEW HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELLEVILLE, PA)

Amtrak station near Highland Park:

  • 3 miles: LEWISTON (LEWISTOWN, HELEN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 20 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 21 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Dickinson College (about 35 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Lock Haven University (about 37 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Susquehanna University (about 39 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 43 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)

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Notable location: Highland Park Hose Company Station 4 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mifflin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.2. This is about average.

City:

87.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.96
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.273. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 1.5%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
119 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
121 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Highland Park compared to Pennsylvania 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Highland Park CDP (based on Mifflin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,01067
Mainline Protestant9,88845
Catholic1,1901
Black Protestant731
Other11
None24,520-
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: 17
Mifflin County:

3.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mifflin County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Mifflin County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Mifflin County:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

11.5%

3.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.06%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

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 Juniata County, PA  0.36% ($22,677 average AGI)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.35% ($28,794)
from Centre County, PA  0.30% ($36,593)


2.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.93%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

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:
to Juniata County, PA  0.31% ($27,250 average AGI)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.25% ($31,978)
to Centre County, PA  0.18% ($32,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVA (920 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WJUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Park:

  • WMRF-FM (95.7 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,LLC)
  • WLTS (94.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Park:

  • W12CA (Channel 12; ELLIOTTSBURG, PA; Owner: HEIRLOOM MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W13BY (Channel 13; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: GEORGE W. KIMBLE)
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