Highwood, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 5,325 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.5%
Males: 2,756  (51.8%)
Females: 2,569  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60040.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,629 (it was $42,993 in 2000)
Highwood:

$57,629
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,575 (it was $24,138 in 2000)

Highwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $378,545 (it was $228,200 in 2000)
Highwood:

$378,545
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $468,659; detached houses: $525,056; townhouses or other attached units: $398,903; in 2-unit structures: $621,792; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $337,919; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $270,928

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,175.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highwood: 110.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Highwood, IL (2010)
    • 3,07456.9%Hispanic
    • 2,07938.5%White alone
    • 1142.1%Asian alone
    • 721.3%Black alone
    • 460.9%Two or more races
    • 160.3%Other race alone
    • 30.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Highwood, Illinois as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Highwood is 5,378 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Highwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(18.2)
3
(54.9)
4
(73.1)
1
(18.5)
3
(55.7)
2
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.3)
2
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(36.4)
2
(36.6)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.1)
6
(112.8)
3
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(127.4)
13
(237.7)
11
(201.1)
10
(184.7)
5
(92.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
4
(73.7)
6
(112.3)
2
(37.5)
4
(74.4)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.8)
2
(37.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(200.2)
16
(292.6)
24
(438.7)
10
(184.7)
11
(204.2)
5
(94.0)
6
(110.7)
2
(36.8)
6
(112.3)
6
(112.6)
10
(185.9)
2
(37.5)
8
(150.7)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(855.5)
40
(731.5)
34
(621.5)
45
(831.2)
24
(445.4)
39
(733.5)
38
(701.0)
54
(994.7)
43
(804.5)
29
(544.3)
28
(520.6)
31
(580.9)
35
(659.5)
33
(621.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(109.2)
2
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.6)
2
(37.6)
2
(36.9)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.2)
4
(74.9)
2
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(18.2)
1
(18.3)
2
(36.6)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)107.9155.1159.897.9107.8140.559.0102.8137.037.251.745.064.453.1

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City-data.com crime index in Highwood, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Italian (10.5%), American (3.7%), German (2.7%), Polish (2.7%), European (2.2%), Russian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1887

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 8,421 people per square mile   (high).

Highwood, Illinois map

1,726 residents are foreign born (24.7% Latin America, 4.3% Europe).

This city:

32.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,958 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $7,050 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Distribution of median household income in Highwood, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Highwood, IL in 2017

Property values in Highwood, IL

Highwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Highwood, IL residents
Average permit cost in Highwood, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Highwood, IL
Historical housing units in Highwood, IL
Most common industries in Highwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.2%)
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Private households (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Highwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Highwood, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Highwood, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.8. This is worse than average.

City:

96.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0119. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0119
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Highwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 29% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 234.1 miles away from Highwood center
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 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 212.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Highwood:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HIGHLAND PARK, IL)
  • GROVE SCHOOL RES CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LAKE FOREST, IL)
  • VILLA ST CRYIL HOME FOR THE AGED (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HIGHLAND PARK, IL)
  • RADFORD GREEN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LINCOLNSHIRE, 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highwood:

  • Oakton Community College (about 11 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 12 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 13 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • College of Lake County (about 15 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 11,041)
  • BIR Training Center (about 16 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Harper College (about 16 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,004)

Public elementary/middle school in Highwood:

Private elementary/middle school in Highwood:

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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.

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Frank Bernardi - Football player.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Highwood:

Marital status in Highwood, IL
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Highwood:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Highwood
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Highwood (Highwood, Illinois Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Highwood, IL (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
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: 121
Lake County:

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
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Lake County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Highwood:

21.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Highwood:

10.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Highwood:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Highwood:

79.4%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highwood, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 17$90,272$63,7210$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$50,925$55,5558$17,764
Streets and Highways 5$19,146$45,9500$0
Water Supply 4$17,413$52,2390$0
Police - Other 1$3,362$40,3440$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$1,785
Financial Administration 0$0 2$3,702
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 38$181,118$57,19521$23,251

Highwood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $795,000 ($149.30)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($16.71)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $1,352,000 ($253.90)
    Police Protection: $1,147,000 ($215.40)
    Central Staff Services: $845,000 ($158.69)
    Regular Highways: $626,000 ($117.56)
    Water Utilities: $465,000 ($87.32)
    Libraries: $236,000 ($44.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000 ($34.93)
    Financial Administration: $173,000 ($32.49)
    Sewerage: $140,000 ($26.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000 ($24.98)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($3.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,026,000 ($380.47)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $767,000 ($144.04)
    Benefit Payments: $121,000 ($22.72)
    Withdrawals: $70,000 ($13.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $384,000 ($72.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $33,000 ($6.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,104,000 ($395.12)

Highwood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $599,000 ($112.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $258,000 ($48.45)
    Sewerage: $254,000 ($47.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $132,000 ($24.79)
    Parking Facilities: $49,000 ($9.20)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $985,000 ($184.98)
    Local Employee Contribution: $99,000 ($18.59)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $20,000 ($3.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $60,000 ($11.27)
    Other: $33,000 ($6.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $370,000 ($69.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $403,000 ($75.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000 ($21.41)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($2.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $591,000 ($110.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $952,000 ($178.78)
    Other: $665,000 ($124.88)
    Highways: $161,000 ($30.23)
  • Tax - Property: $1,756,000 ($329.77)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $581,000 ($109.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $419,000 ($78.69)
    Other License: $357,000 ($67.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $23,000 ($4.32)

Highwood government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,145,000 ($1529.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,777,000 ($1460.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $406,000 ($76.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($7.14)

Highwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,938,000 ($363.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,368,000 ($1195.87)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,821 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.23% ($95,396 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($58,505)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($49,104)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.82% ($87,721 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.47% ($70,624)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.36% ($57,683)
Businesses in Highwood, IL
NameCountNameCount
Cricket Wireless1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway1

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)
Highwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Highwood fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 2014 07:22 PM, Green Bay Rd, Lat: 42.200756, Lon: -87.809008, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 3, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 2
Jul 5, 1986 06:06 AM, Euclid Av, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Highwood)

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2015, 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, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2016, 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: 6226.89 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2010, Expiration Date: 08/21/2020, Certifier: Garry Gorr, Registrant: Lake County Of, 18 N County St., Rm A-13, Waukegan, IL 60085, Phone: (847) 377-7005, 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: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4801J , Serial Number: TE-244, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 02/24/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Absolute Ceiling LLC, 175 Janes Loop, 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
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

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 in Highwood, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highwood, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of reported fires - 80 took place in 2013, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Highwood, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (83.1%), and Outside Fires (11.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Highwood, IL
    • 35383.1%Structure Fires
    • 5011.8%Outside Fires
    • 133.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highwood, IL
  • 90.6%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highwood, IL
  • 83.0%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Highwood compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Highwood on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South America (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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