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Highlands is a town in Macon County.

The latitude of Highlands is 35.052N. The longitude is -83.196W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,832 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 906.


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Median household income
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$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Highlands demographic reports
Founded in 1875 as the intersection of two rail lines
Known for its waterfalls
Nearby parks & recreation: Highlands Nature Center & Biological Station, Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls
Historic sites and museums: Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass

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11% of Highlands residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highlands ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highlands was $24,120, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Highlands residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Highlands, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,038.


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Libraries in Highlands include Hudson Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Highlands include Highlands Highlander

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Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highlands political report.

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The average commute time for Highlands workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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