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Highland Park is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Highland Park. For links to other places called Highland Park, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Highland Park is 42.181N. The longitude is -87.8W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,897.
Highland Park was incorporated in 1869.
Similar to other communities in the area, Highland Park was a summer retreat for many Chicagoans in its earlier years.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60037 ZIP code.
12% of Highland Park residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $55,331, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of Highland Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Highland Park include Hazel Avenue Prospect Avenue Historic District, Linden Park Place - Belle Avenue Historic District, Ravinia Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Highland Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $852. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,418.
Libraries in Highland Park include Highland Park Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland Park political report.
Highland Park restaurants taking online reservations include Carlos, Mirabelle at Ravinia Festival ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Highland Park workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 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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