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Highland County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 2,225 (all rural); it was 2,536 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 391
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 515
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 947
Renter-occupied apartments: 175 (it was 184 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%

Land area: 416 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Highland County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.4%), Information (21.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Highland County, VA (2019)
    • 2,18299.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 20.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

61.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 1,072  (48.2%)
Females: 1,153  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Highland County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,049 ($29,732 in 1999)
This county:

$50,049
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $461 (lower quartile is $399, upper quartile is $509)
This county:

$461
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,897 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Highland:

$183,897
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,663 - $302,235
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,060
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 0
Highland County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2019: 13 buildings, average cost: $132,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Highland, VA residents
Average permit cost in Highland, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $916 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,000 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Highland, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Highland, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Highland, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.5%
Highland County:

9.5%
Virginia:

9.9%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 61.4 years old
(Males: 62.3 years old, Females: 60.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Highland County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $736 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monterey.

Highland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Esmeralda County, Nevada , San Juan County, Utah , Franklin County, Kentucky , Marion County, Kansas , Marion County, Illinois , Page County , St. Louis County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.3%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Highland, VA
County total employment by year in Highland, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Highland, VA

Current college students: 43
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (101.7% naturalized citizens)

Highland County:

0.3%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 9Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.0%

Highland County marital status for males Highland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,745
  • One, attached: 48
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 14
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • Mobile homes: 184

Housing units in Highland County with a mortgage: 296 (0 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 621

Here:

32.3% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Highland County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant95415
Evangelical Protestant4505
Other8-
None909-
Highland County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Highland County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Highland County:

16.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

12.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Highland County:

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Highland County:

25.3%
State:

26.7%

Agriculture in Highland County:

Average size of farms: 328 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,476
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $39.10
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,127
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,836
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.66
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Earthquake activity:

Highland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Highland County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 156.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Highland County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4262: March 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 4262, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1905: April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 06, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1655: July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Highland County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Highland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 484 (79.0%)
  • Carpooled: 26 (4.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 10 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 63 (10.3%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • England (100%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Highland County


  • American (27%)
  • German (17%)
  • Scotch-Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,942.

3.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($54,529 average AGI)
2.55% relocated from other states ($33,588 average AGI)
Highland County:

2.55%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


2.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.47%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.47% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($33,545 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Births per 1000 population in Highland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Highland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Highland County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Highland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 611 (551 aged, 60 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 61 (17%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 687
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,212
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 40

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,225
  • Male householders: 627 (175 living alone), Female householders: 464 (151 living alone)
  • 637 spouses (637 opposite-sex spouses), 36 unmarried partners, (36 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 338 children (324 natural, 8 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 7 foster children, 16 other relatives, 47 non-relatives

Size of family households: 540 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 27 5-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 326 1-person, 27 2-persons, 22 3-persons.

188 married couples with children.
23 single-parent households (11 men, 12 women).

100.1% of residents of Highland speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $17,850,000 ($7,192 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $512,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $8,385,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,308,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $110,000
Federal grants: $4,068,000
Federal procurement contracts: $210,000 ($35,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $769,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $21,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $501,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,756,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 76
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 181
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +49
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Highland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Highland County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Highland County, Virginia
  • 482014 or later
  • 242010 to 2013
  • 2012000 to 2009
  • 3231990 to 1999
  • 2881980 to 1989
  • 2131970 to 1979
  • 1731960 to 1969
  • 1101950 to 1959
  • 381940 to 1949
  • 5971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Highland County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Highland County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Highland County, Virginia
  • 81 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 563 rooms
  • 634 rooms
  • 1825 rooms
  • 2246 rooms
  • 1627 rooms
  • 1128 rooms
  • 959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 283 rooms
  • 254 rooms
  • 595 rooms
  • 276 rooms
  • 177 rooms
  • 148 rooms
  • 159+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Highland County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Highland County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Highland County, Virginia
  • 7no bedroom
  • 461 bedroom
  • 1612 bedrooms
  • 5283 bedrooms
  • 1244 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 732 bedrooms
  • 833 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 44no vehicle
  • 921 vehicle
  • 4162 vehicles
  • 2363 vehicles
  • 934 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9no vehicle
  • 221 vehicle
  • 1152 vehicles
  • 373 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

95.7% of Highland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Virginia.

Highland County:

95.7%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,494
  • Other state: 704
  • Northeast: 141
  • Midwest: 106
  • South: 381
  • West: 72
Year householders moved into unit in Highland County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Highland County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.4%Wood
  • 28.7%Electricity
  • 14.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Utility gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 17.4%Wood
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

16.2%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

15.4%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Highland County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $665,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $62,000
    Other: $14,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $161,000
    Water Utilities: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,376,000
    Police Protection: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $526,000
    Financial Administration: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $233,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Health - Other: $201,000
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $455,000
    Public Welfare: $163,000
    Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $698,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
    Rents: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,554,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,976,000
    Other: $885,000
    Highways: $431,000
    General Local Government Support: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $138,000
    Public Welfare: $127,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,318,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $176,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $131,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Other: $40,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $36,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,907,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000

Highland County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $665,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $62,000
    Other: $14,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $161,000
    Water Utilities: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,376,000
    Police Protection: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $526,000
    Financial Administration: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $233,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Health - Other: $201,000
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $455,000
    Public Welfare: $163,000
    Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $698,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
    Rents: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,554,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,976,000
    Other: $885,000
    Highways: $431,000
    General Local Government Support: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $138,000
    Public Welfare: $127,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,318,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $176,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $131,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Other: $40,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $36,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,907,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000

Highland County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $665,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $62,000
    Other: $14,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $161,000
    Water Utilities: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,376,000
    Police Protection: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $526,000
    Financial Administration: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $233,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Health - Other: $201,000
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $455,000
    Public Welfare: $163,000
    Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $698,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
    Rents: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,554,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,976,000
    Other: $885,000
    Highways: $431,000
    General Local Government Support: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $138,000
    Public Welfare: $127,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,318,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $176,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $131,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Other: $40,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $36,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,907,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000

Highland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $665,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $62,000
    Other: $14,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $161,000
    Water Utilities: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,376,000
    Police Protection: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $526,000
    Financial Administration: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $233,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Health - Other: $201,000
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $455,000
    Public Welfare: $163,000
    Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $698,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
    Rents: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,554,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,976,000
    Other: $885,000
    Highways: $431,000
    General Local Government Support: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $138,000
    Public Welfare: $127,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,318,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $176,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $131,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Other: $40,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $36,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,907,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 32
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 20
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 17
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 21
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9

Highland County on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"