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Highland is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Highland. For links to other places called Highland, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Highland is 41.553N. The longitude is -87.451W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,444.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46322 ZIP code.
18% of Highland residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $24,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Highland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Highland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $981.
Libraries in Highland include Highland Branch ... View libraries
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland political report.
The average commute time for Highland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Highland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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