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Suburb surrounded by Detroit
Highland Park is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The latitude of Highland Park is 42.405N. The longitude is -83.096W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,044.
City suffered serious decline as the automakers moved their operations to the suburbs
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2% of Highland Park residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highland Park ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highland Park was $12,121, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Highland Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Highland Park include Highland Heights - Stevens' Subdivision Historic District, Palmer Park Boulevard Apartments District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Highland Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland Park political report.
The average commute time for Highland Park workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Highland Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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