Highland, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 12,102.
Males: 6,054  (50.0%)
Females: 6,048  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29356

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,472 (it was $39,599 in 2000)
Highland:

$47,472
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,493 (it was $19,526 in 2000)

Highland CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $142,471 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Highland:

$142,471
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $198,764; Detached houses: $209,813; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,090; In 2-unit structures: $302,493; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $158,411; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,544; Mobile homes: $78,631; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,964
  • Races in Highland, SC (2000)

    Highland races chart
    • 10,37297.0%White alone
    • 1161.1%Black alone
    • 1071.0%Hispanic
    • 700.7%Two or more races
    • 130.1%American Indian alone
    • 150.1%Asian alone
    • 40.04%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Highland: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 108.9 square miles.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (very low).

Highland, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Highland:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland CCD:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Highland CCD:  0.6% ($538)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Highland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (18.1 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (82.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (517.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gramling, SC (2.6 miles ), Campobello, SC (2.7 miles ), Landrum, SC (2.8 miles ), Tryon, NC (2.9 miles ), Tigerville, SC (2.9 miles ), Inman Mills, SC (3.2 miles ), Inman, SC (3.3 miles ), Saluda, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.09 N, Longitude: 82.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

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

4.8%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Highland, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Highland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Highland place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Highland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Highland center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from Highland center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 143.9 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 Greenville County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Highland:

  • LANDRUM II COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LANDRUM, SC)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC LANDRUM (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LANDRUM, SC)
  • ALPHA HEALTH AND REHAB OF GREER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREER, SC)
  • GREER KIDNEY CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GREER, SC)
  • ALLEN BENNETT MEM HOSP SUBACUTE CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREER, SC)
  • GOLDEN AGE - INMAN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; INMAN, SC)
  • INMAN HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; INMAN, SC)

Amtrak station near Highland:

  • 19 miles: GREENVILLE (1120 W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • North Greenville University (about 6 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 16 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Bob Jones University (about 16 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 18 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 19 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 20 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 27 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)

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Notable locations in Highland: O'Neal Detention Center (A), Camp Old Indian (B), Camp White Pine (C), Schiete Scout Reservation (D), Greer Country Club (E), Glassy Mountain Fire Department Oak Grove (F), Lake Cunningham Fire Department Station 3 (G), Gowensville Fire Department Headquarters (H), Lake Cunningham Fire Department Station 1 (I), Glassy Mountain Fire Department Headquarters (J), Glassy Mountain Fire Department Mountain (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Highland include: New Salem Church (A), Mountain Hill Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C), Mount Lebanon Church (D), Fews Chapel (E), Ebenezer Church (F), Liberty Church (G), Gowensville Church (H), Glassy Mountain Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tyger Cemetery (1), Rock Springs Cemetery (2), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Mountain Hill Cemetery (5), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (6), Mount Lebanon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hugey Pond (A), Sudduth Pond (B), Bryant Pond (C), Edwards Lake (D), Moon Pond (E), Vaughn Pond (F), Berrys Millpond (G), Lake Lanier (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Noe Creek (A), Mush Creek (B), Little Falls Creek (C), Thompson Branch (D), Green Creek (E), Campbell Creek (F), Foyster Creek (G), Belue Creek (H), Barton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Greenville 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 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.211. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.211
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00372
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.5%
11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Highland compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
South Carolina average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Highland CCD (based on Greenville County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant186,955473
Mainline Protestant44,20096
Catholic25,4178
Black Protestant7,75324
Other5,65625
Orthodox1,9303
None179,314-
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: 86
Greenville County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Greenville County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 198
Greenville County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 383
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenville County:

24.4%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.4%

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($655 average AGI)
Greenville County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.70% ($34,662 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.46% ($34,910)
from Pickens County, SC  0.44% ($32,441)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($769 average AGI)
Greenville County:

0.07%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.71% ($34,365 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.44% ($34,651)
to Pickens County, SC  0.43% ($31,396)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMUU (1260 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WDAB (1580 AM; 5 kW; TRAVELERS REST, SC; Owner: DABNEY-ADAMSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPJM (800 AM; 1 kW; GREER, SC; Owner: FULL GOSPEL WPJM 800 AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland:

  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland:

  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WNTV (Channel 29; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGGS-TV (Channel 16; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
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