Highlands, New York

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Population in 2010: 12,492.
Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 
Males: 7,745  (62.0%)
Females: 4,747  (38.0%)
Median resident age:

22.3 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 10928.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,466 (it was $52,816 in 2000)
Highlands:

$80,466
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,647 (it was $17,830 in 2000)

Highlands town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $259,211 (it was $136,300 in 2000)
Highlands:

$259,211
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $292,664; detached houses: $307,234; townhouses or other attached units: $245,486; in 2-unit structures: $267,527; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,352; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,465; mobile homes: $41,875
March 2019 cost of living index in Highlands: 143.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Highlands, NY (2010)
    • 9,02072.2%White alone
    • 1,58512.7%Hispanic
    • 9347.5%Black alone
    • 4333.5%Two or more races
    • 4163.3%Asian alone
    • 580.5%American Indian alone
    • 370.3%Other race alone
    • 90.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Highlands by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.8)
3
(36.1)
1
(12.1)
2
(24.2)
1
(12.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
2
(21.8)
3
(35.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(120.2)
12
(131.8)
10
(110.3)
3
(32.7)
16
(190.5)
12
(144.5)
10
(121.4)
8
(96.7)
3
(36.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)13.227.25.23.714.913.07.38.74.7

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City-data.com crime index in Highlands, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.08
New York average:

3.34
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Ancestries: Irish (21.3%), German (21.1%), Italian (12.3%), English (10.3%), United States (5.8%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

697 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.7% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This town:

5.6%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Highlands town:

2.8% ($3,825)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarkstown, NY (15.4 miles , pop. 82,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (35.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Fort Montgomery, NY (0.9 miles ),
Highland Falls, NY (1.2 miles ),
West Point, NY (1.9 miles ),
Philipstown, NY (2.2 miles ),
Peekskill, NY (2.2 miles ),
Cold Spring, NY (2.2 miles ),
Nelsonville, NY (2.4 miles ),
Buchanan, NY (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 73.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Distribution of median household income in Highlands, NY in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $214,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Highlands, NY residents
Average permit cost in Highlands, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Highlands, NY
Historical housing units in Highlands, NY
Most common industries in Highlands, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.0%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Utilities (4.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Highlands, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Child care workers (3.2%)

Average climate in Highlands, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Highlands, New York average temperatures Highlands, New York average precipitation Highlands, New York humidity Highlands, New York wind speed Highlands, New York snowfall Highlands, New York sunshine Highlands, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.8. This is about average.

City:

80.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.108. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.108
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.83
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0185. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0185
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Highlands-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Highlands town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highlands-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from Highlands center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 192.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from Highlands center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Highlands:

  • UCPA OF PUTNAM AND SOUTHERN DUTCHESS COUNTIES (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GARRISON, NY)
  • CORTLANDT HEALTHCARE LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CORTLANDT MANOR, NY)
  • WEST LEDGE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PEEKSKILL, NY)
  • HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CORTLANDT MANOR, NY)
  • PEEKSKILL-CORTLANDT DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CORTLANDT MANOR, NY)
  • NORTH WESTCHESTER RESTORATIVE THERAPY AND N C (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOHEGAN LAKE, NY)
  • COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BUCHANAN, NY)

Amtrak station near Highlands:

  • 12 miles: CROTON-HARMON (CROTON-ON-HUDSON, CROTON POINT AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Highlands:

  • 7 miles: Indian Point 2 and 3 in Buchanan, NY.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highlands:

  • United States Military Academy (about 4 miles; West Point, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,651)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 12 miles; Newburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Rockland Community College (about 16 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 6,026)
  • Nyack College (about 19 miles; Nyack, NY; FT enrollment: 2,590)
  • SUNY Westchester Community College (about 22 miles; Valhalla, NY; FT enrollment: 10,278)
  • Mercy College (about 24 miles; Dobbs Ferry, NY; FT enrollment: 8,602)
  • Vassar College (about 24 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,469)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Highlands: Michie Stadium (A), Beverly Dock (B), Ordnance Compound (C), West Point Golf Course (D), Perkins Memorial Observatory (E), South Dock (F), Camp Natural Bridge (G), Camp Buckner (H), Thayer Hall (I), Gillis Field House (J), Eisenhower Hall (K), Herbert Hall (L), Arvin Gymnasium (M), Scott Barracks (N), Washington Hall (O), United States Military Academy Library (P), Lincoln Hall (Q), Cullum Hall (R), West Point Club (S), Bartlett Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Highlands include: Cadet Chapel (A), Trinity Chapel (B), Grace Baptist Church (C), Lighthouse Christian Assembly Church (D), Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (E), Saint Marks Baptist Church (F), Holy Trinity Chapel (G), Holy Innocents Episcopal Church (H), Sacred Heart Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), West Point Cemetery (2), Peacedale Cemetery (3), Sacred Heart Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Jims Pond (A), Long Pond (B), Mine Lake (C), Pells Pond (D), Popolopen Lake (E), Turkey Hill Pond (F), Adolphs Pond (G), Dassori Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Lonesome Brook (A), Queensboro Brook (B), Highland Brook (C), Crows Nest Brook (D), Cranberry Brook (E), Beechy Bottom Brook (F), Long Pond Brook (G), Hemlock Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Highlands include: Roe Park (1), Kosciuszko Monument (2), Sedgwick Monument (3), Wood Monument (4), Buffalo Soldiers Field (5), Daly Field (6), Clinton Field (7), Doubleday Field (8), Howze Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.6%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.4%
4,315 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
30 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients in 2010
3,621 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Highlands:

Marital status in Highlands, NY
  • Never married: 49.2%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Highlands:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Highlands, NY (based on Orange County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic131,30845
Other30,22142
Mainline Protestant19,32688
Evangelical Protestant14,43795
Black Protestant1,7119
Orthodox9736
None174,837-
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: 113
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 46
Here:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Orange County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 314
Here:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

13.3%
New York:

15.6%

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
New York average:

4.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($539 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bronx County, NY  0.40% ($60,542 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.39% ($46,641)
from Rockland County, NY  0.37% ($63,668)


5.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($60,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
New York average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ulster County, NY  0.40% ($47,367 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.28% ($57,630)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.27% ($38,867)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highlands:

  • WLNA (1420 AM; 5 kW; PEEKSKILL, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highlands:

  • WHUD (100.7 FM; PEEKSKILL, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • W202AR (88.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • W299AG (107.7 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • W272AV (102.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBY (105.5 FM; PATTERSON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Highlands:

  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.3mTotal length
  • $96,052,000Total costs
  • 212,950Total average daily traffic
  • 2,795Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Highlands, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 21970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Highlands, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ofc At Bear Mountain Bridge (Lat: 41.319528 Lon: -73.988472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNET210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.045 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023, Registrant: New York Communications Co. Inc., 53 W. Cedar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: (845) 471-5520, Fax: (845) 471-5593, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highlands, NY
  • 75.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highlands, NY
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Highlands compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 above state average.

Highlands on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: postsecondary teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 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+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.