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Highland is a township in Grundy County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Highland. For links to other places called Highland, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Highland is 41.153N. The longitude is -88.535W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 314.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grundy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60437 ZIP code.
12% of Highland residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highland was $17,889, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Highland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Highland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $786.
Grundy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland political report.
The average commute time for Highland workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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