Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
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
Highland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 42% greater 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 near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Highland center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 12.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from Highland center
On 6/16/2006 at 00:57:27, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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/medical centers near Highland:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00025. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.245. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.598. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
Highland compared to South Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Highland CCD (based on Greenville County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.34%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 86
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 198
Number of full-service restaurants: 383
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,357 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($490 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,283 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($617 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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