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Population in 2012: 5,354 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.2%
Males: 2,562  (47.9%)
Females: 2,792  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  32.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60040.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,193 (it was $42,993 in 2000)
Highwood:

$55,193
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,156

Highwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $320,494 (it was $228,200 in 2000)
Highwood:

$320,494
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $406,893; Detached houses: $441,485; Townhouses or other attached units: $359,973; In 2-unit structures: $332,251; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $369,231; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,575

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,194.

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  • Hispanic - 3,074 (56.9%)
  • White alone - 2,079 (38.5%)
  • Asian alone - 114 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 72 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highwood: 112.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (16.1%), German (5.3%), United States (5.0%), Russian (2.4%), Irish (2.2%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1887

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 8,467 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Highwood:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highwood city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

2,007 residents are foreign born

This city:  37.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Highwood, Illinois as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Highwood to the number of sex offenders is 5,354 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,669 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,750 (1.9%)

Highwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arlington Heights, IL (11.5 miles , pop. 76,031).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (26.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Highland Park, IL (1.3 miles ), Bannockburn, IL (1.7 miles ), Lake Forest, IL (1.7 miles ), Deerfield, IL (1.8 miles ), Riverwoods, IL (2.2 miles ), Lincolnshire, IL (2.3 miles ), Northbrook, IL (2.3 miles ), Lake Bluff, IL (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $304,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $291,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Highwood household income distribution Highwood home values distribution

Property values in Highwood, IL


 

Crime rates in Highwood by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.018.80.00.0
Rapes 3200113413203
per 100,000 72.436.60.00.018.318.254.973.118.555.737.60.055.3
Robberies 3111222102630
per 100,000 72.418.318.318.236.536.436.618.30.037.1112.855.30.0
Assaults 10566471311105014
per 100,000 241.491.4109.7109.173.0127.4237.7201.1184.792.80.018.473.7
Burglaries 79131331116241011562
per 100,000 169.0164.5237.7236.454.8200.2292.6438.7184.7204.294.0110.736.8
Thefts 57468282464740344524393854
per 100,000 1375.8841.01499.11491.5839.7855.5731.5621.5831.2445.4733.5701.0994.7
Auto thefts 6555262001221
per 100,000 144.891.491.490.936.5109.236.60.00.018.637.636.918.4
Arson 0100011210000
per 100,000 0.018.30.00.00.018.218.336.618.50.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 197.5100.9106.5106.077.0103.3148.4152.893.7103.2134.456.598.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Illinois average:

2.76

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Highwood, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Highwood-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Highwood city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 14.8 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:

Highwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 76.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from Highwood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highwood topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Bernardi - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Highwood:

  • HIGHLAND PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 50 PLEASANT AVE)
  • HIGHLAND PARK NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 50 PLEASANT AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Highwood:

  • HOSPICE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HIGHLAND PARK, IL)
  • MANORCARE OF HIGHLAND PARK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HIGHLAND PARK, IL)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HIGHLAND PARK, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Highwood, IL

Amtrak station near Highwood:

  • 10 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.

Local government website: HIGHWOOD.IL.US

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highwood:

  • Oakton Community College (about 12 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,670)
  • Northwestern University (about 13 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 16,477)
  • College of Lake County (about 15 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 5,779)
  • Harper College (about 16 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 6,988)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,777)
  • Loyola University Chicago (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 13,626)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 18 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,343)

Public elementary/middle school in Highwood:

Private elementary/middle school in Highwood:

  • ST JAMES SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 140 NORTH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Highwood

Library in Highwood:

  • HIGHWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $243,731; Location: 102 HIGHWOOD AVENUE; 71,569 books; 402 audio materials; 2,281 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Highland Park Hospital is approximately one mile away from Highwood, and is not included in the list of hospitals that you have posted.

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Notable locations in Highwood: Fort McCoy - Sheridan Fire Department (A), Highwood Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Highwood: Saint James Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0139
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.255. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.90
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.01
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
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: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Highwood, IL

74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in other group homes in 2000

Highwood compared to Illinois state average:

Highwood, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Highwood (2011 data):

  • Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company: Highwood Branch at 507 Sheridan Road, branch established on 2000/02/22. 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
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Highwood Branch at 310 Waukegan Avenue, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Highwood travel time to work - commute


Highwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Highwood city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.18%
Here59.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewish Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents66.3%6.6%4.7%4.3%2.7%
Congregations11.1%5.2%0.3%7.3%3.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.3%1.4%1.4%1.2%9.1%
Congregations6.6%3.8%3.5%4.2%54.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This 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
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 457
Lake County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6$17,566$35,1320$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$59,391$50,9070$0
Police - Other 1$3,381$40,5720$0
Firefighters 19$67,498$42,6300$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,898$35,7550$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 9$7,891
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$4,711$28,2660$0
Water Supply 5$18,768$45,0430$0
Totals for Government 52$186,213$42,9729$7,891

Highwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,030,000 ($192.38)
    Fire Protection: $919,000 ($171.65)
    Regular Highways: $744,000 ($138.96)
    Financial Administration: $585,000 ($109.26)
    Water Utilities: $397,000 ($74.15)
    Sewerage: $396,000 ($73.96)
    General - Other: $169,000 ($31.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $167,000 ($31.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $96,000 ($17.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($6.91)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($1.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $155,000 ($28.95)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $152,000 ($28.39)
    Benefit Payments: $97,000 ($18.12)
    Other Investments - Other: $8,000 ($1.49)
    Withdrawals: $5,000 ($0.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($26.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,673,000 ($312.48)

Highwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $458,000 ($85.54)
    All Other: $153,000 ($28.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($7.10)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $74,000 ($13.82)
    Interest Revenue: $38,000 ($7.10)
    Local Employee Contribution: $37,000 ($6.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($18.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,063,000 ($198.54)
    Interest Earnings: $51,000 ($9.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $458,000 ($85.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $751,000 ($140.27)
    Highways: $130,000 ($24.28)
    All Other: $12,000 ($2.24)
  • Tax - Property: $489,000 ($91.33)
    Public Utilities: $404,000 ($75.46)
    NEC: $266,000 ($49.68)

Highwood government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,155,000 ($402.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,025,000 ($378.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $130,000 ($24.28)

Highwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $554,000 ($103.47)
    Total Other Securities: $75,000 ($14.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $868,000 ($162.12)

6.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($66,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,110 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.20%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  3.01% ($69,774 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($54,236)
from DuPage County, IL  0.25% ($68,614)


7.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($71,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,463 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.14%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.95% ($62,810 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.52% ($60,755)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.49% ($44,480)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highwood:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highwood:

  • 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)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highwood:

  • 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.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Highwood, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Highwood fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2002 09:10 PM, Sheridan Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 19, 1994 07:51 PM, Sheridan, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 10, 1989 11:30 PM, Greenbay, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Jul 5, 1986 06:06 AM, Euclid Av, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, 894 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.215278 Lon: -87.819167), Type: 49.3, Overall height: 49.3 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS: A-3
  • Douglas I Brandon, 710 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.210556 Lon: -87.815556), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL
  • David C Jatlow, 894 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.215278 Lon: -87.819167), Type: 49.3, Overall height: 49.3 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL
  • DAVID C JATLOW, 894 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.215278 Lon: -87.819167), Type: 49.3, Overall height: 49.3 m
    Registrant: 9727332092, Kellye.E.Abernathy, 17330 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 100A
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, 894 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.215278 Lon: -87.819167), Type: 49.3, Overall height: 49.3 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS: A-3
  • 894 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.215278 Lon: -87.819167), Type: 49.3, Overall height: 49.3 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL
  • 710 Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.210556 Lon: -87.815556), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 17 Highwood Ave (Lat: 42.201139 Lon: -87.808667), Call Sign: KNEJ760
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/1997, Expiration Date: 12/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2003
    Registrant: City Of Highwood, 17 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL 60040, Phone: (312) 432-2152
  • 17 Highwood Ave (Lat: 42.204194 Lon: -87.813111), Call Sign: WQM325, Licensee ID: L00035941
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.860 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 08/07/2015
    Registrant: City Of Highwood, Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL 60040, Phone: (847) 432-2151, Fax: (847) 432-9004
  • 17 Highwood Ave (Lat: 42.201139 Lon: -87.808667), Call Sign: KNEN592, Licensee ID: L00035941
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/1998, Expiration Date: 09/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2003
    Registrant: City Of Highwood, 17 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL 60040, Phone: (312) 432-2151

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • HIGHWOOD WATER TANK, Int Of Walker & Waukegan (Lat: 42.210472 Lon: -87.815528), Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WNTW808
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.037 MHz, 952.037 MHz, 928.237 MHz, 952.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2009, Expiration Date: 11/23/2019, Certifier: Victor P Patrick
    Registrant: Alarmnet Inc, 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11706, Phone: (516) 577-5514, Fax: (631) 351-5574, Email:
  • HIGHWOOD, 6.8 Miles Se Of Intersection Of Old Elm & Sheridan Road (Lat: 42.210306 Lon: -87.815611), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WPQQ757
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2010, Expiration Date: 08/21/2020, Certifier: Garry Gorr
    Registrant: Rcc Consultants Inc, 515 Newton Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6405, Phone: (847) 808-9812, Fax: (847) 808-9814, Email:
  • IL-CHI5203, 710 Sheriden Rd. (Lat: 42.210472 Lon: -87.815556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WQKZ961
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2009, Expiration Date: 11/06/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31RT , Serial Number: 414-0158, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Israel Garcia, 80 Holabird Cir, Highwood, IL 60040
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82467 , Serial Number: 7AC1100, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Walter J Stockton, 25 Webster Ave, Highwood, IL 60040



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$263,37712$297,36890$255,1101$29,4001$14,578,73012$180,565
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$07$239,7140$00$01$179,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$237,4100$024$301,6561$89,6700$02$192,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$600,50010$300,0270$00$01$448,350
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$352,8000$00$01$242,550

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8652.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$275,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$324,133
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8652.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 36
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Highwood


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highwood, IL

Most common first names in Highwood, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4177.4 years
Mary3380.2 years
Frank2678.2 years
William2478.7 years
Joseph2474.6 years
Helen1684.1 years
Maria1684.7 years
Anna1588.9 years
Peter1378.4 years
James1372.0 years
Most common last names in Highwood, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lenzini1680.1 years
Bernardi1680.9 years
Johnson1481.3 years
Pasquesi1279.7 years
Santi1281.7 years
Ugolini1187.7 years
Ori1181.7 years
Brugioni978.6 years
Picchietti876.6 years
Bertucci777.7 years
Businesses in Highwood, IL
NameCountNameCount
Cricket Wireless1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway1

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