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Highwood is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.

The latitude of Highwood is 42.199N. The longitude is -87.809W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,143.


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Median household income
Local
$42,993
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Highwood demographic reports
The community is mostly a working-class town.

Historically, the city has been an Italian enclave. However, Mexicans have begun to be attracted to the area.

Former and merged names include:
· Fort Sheridan Village
In the late 19th century, the city changed its name to Fort Sheridan Village in honor of the local military outpost. The name change only lasted a handful of years. In 1904, due to the reprehensible behavior of Fort Sheridan soldiers, it returned to being Highwood.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Highwood 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.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Highwood residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highwood was $24,138, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Highwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Highwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $723.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,833.


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Libraries in Highwood include Highwood Public Library ... View libraries

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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highwood political report.

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The average commute time for Highwood workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Highwood include Moraine Hotel.

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