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Highlands is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The latitude of Highlands is 41.36N. The longitude is -74.017W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,484.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highlands demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange 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 10996 ZIP code.
17% of Highlands residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $17,830, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Highlands residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Highlands, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $688. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,543.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highlands political report.
The average commute time for Highlands workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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