Highland Park, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,380.
Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 639  (46.3%)
Females: 741  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17044.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,859 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$36,859
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,891 (it was $19,422 in 2000)

Highland Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,621 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$169,621
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $110,372; detached houses: $122,916; townhouses or other attached units: $68,564

Median gross rent in 2019: $745.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highland Park: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Highland Park, PA (2019)
    • 1,28985.6%White alone
    • 1318.7%Two or more races
    • 332.2%Hispanic
    • 251.7%Black alone
    • 241.6%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (43.7%), American (20.6%), Irish (12.5%), Hungarian (7.6%), English (4.7%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

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

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50 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,248 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,239 (1.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Highland Park, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Highland Park, PA in 2019
Highland Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Highland Park, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.8%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.7%)
  • Public administration (10.5%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.9%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.5%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Highland Park, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Highland Park, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Highland Park, Pennsylvania average temperatures Highland Park, Pennsylvania average precipitation Highland Park, Pennsylvania humidity Highland Park, Pennsylvania wind speed Highland Park, Pennsylvania snowfall Highland Park, Pennsylvania sunshine Highland Park, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.7. This is about average.

City:

74.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.105. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.105
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.5 miles away from the city center
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) 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 Highland Park 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 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 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:

  • 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park:

Marital status in Highland Park, PA
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Highland Park
Presidential Elections Results

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

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

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Highland Park:

20.0%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Highland Park:

15.4%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.8%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Highland Park:

73.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highland Park, PA Residents

3.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.65% ($29,983 average AGI)
from Juniata County, PA  0.40% ($35,254)
from Centre County, PA  0.38% ($37,348)


3.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.44% ($37,949 average AGI)
to Juniata County, PA  0.44% ($30,734)
to Centre County, PA  0.34% ($57,919)

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)

Highland Park fatal accident list:

Feb 2, 2005 11:18 PM, Sr-1005, Lat: 40.621260, Lon: -77.560920, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 60.8mTotal length
  • $165,000Total costs
  • 192,664Total average daily traffic
  • 17,550Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,245Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Highland Park, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 172000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Highland Park, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highland Park, PA
  • 42.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highland Park, PA
  • 49.1%Electricity
  • 34.6%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Highland Park compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Highland Park on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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