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Highland is a city in Madison County, in the Saint Louis 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 38.739N. The longitude is -89.671W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,739.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62249 ZIP code.
48% of Highland residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $21,101, 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 $386. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.
Libraries in Highland include Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Madison 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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