Highland, AR

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Population

1,093

3.21% growth

Median Age

47.4


Median Household Income

$40,946

0.619% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

352

4.86% decline

Median Property Value

$91,000

1.22% growth

About

In 2017, Highland, AR had a population of 1.09k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $40,946. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Highland, AR grew from 1,059 to 1,093, a 3.21% increase and its median household income grew from $40,694 to $40,946, a 0.619% increase.

The population of Highland, AR is 94.8% White Alone, 2.93% Two or More Races, and 1.83% Hispanic or Latino. 1.57% of the people in Highland, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Highland, AR is $91,000, and the homeownership rate is 86.6%. Most people in Highland, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Highland, AR employs 352 people. The largest industries in Highland, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Retail Trade (60 people), and Educational Services (41 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($47,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,875), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($37,969).

Median household income in Highland, AR is $40,946. Males in Highland, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Highland, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,946

2017 value

± $3,977

0.619%

1 Year Growth

± 18.3%

Households in Highland, AR have a median annual income of $40,946, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,694 in 2016, which represents a 0.619% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Highland, AR made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Highland, AR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Highland, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highland, AR was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland, AR (180 out of 1.09k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    163 ± 74

  2. Two Or More

    12 ± 57

  3. Asian

    5 ± 53

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highland, AR is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

352

2017 Value

± 90

-4.86%

1 Year decline

± 37.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland, AR declined at a rate of -4.86%, from 370 employees to 352 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (46 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (36 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highland, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (46 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (36 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.57 times), and Legal Occupations (2.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highland, AR, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,625), Health Technologists & Technicians ($55,375), and Transportation Occupations ($53,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

352

2017 Value

± 90

-4.86%

1 Year decline

± 37.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland, AR declined at a rate of -4.86%, from 370 employees to 352 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Retail Trade (60 people), and Educational Services (41 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland, AR, though some of these residents may live in Highland, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Highland, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Retail Trade (60 people), and Educational Services (41 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland, AR has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.87 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.58 times), and Retail Trade (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highland, AR, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($47,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,875), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($37,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $8.54B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Highland, AR has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 3.84% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Highland, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Highland, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.59%

Uninsured

26%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

19.9%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

3.84%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland, AR declined by 23.3% from 8.59% to 6.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Highland, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Highland, AR is home to a population of 1.09k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.457% of Highland, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Highland, AR is composed of 1.04k White Alone residents (94.8%), 32 Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 20 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.83%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.457%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Highland, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (3 speakers), and Vietnamese (3 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 9.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Highland, AR was 47.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Highland, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Highland, AR residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.457%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.283%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.457% of Highland, AR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Highland, AR was 0.283%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Highland, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Highland, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Highland, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Highland, AR was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.04k ± 225

  2. Two or More Races

    32 ± 32

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    20 ± 43.3

In 2017, there were 32.4 times more White Alone residents (1.04k people) in Highland, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32 Two or More Races and 20 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Highland, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9 speakers (0.943%)

  2. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    3 speakers (0.314%)

  3. Vietnamese

    3 speakers (0.314%)

1.57% of Highland, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Highland, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.943% of the overall population of Highland, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.314% speak Mon-Khmer, Cambodian and 0.314% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    59 ± 36

  2. Korea

    18 ± 19

  3. World War II

    11 ± 14

Highland, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland, AR was $91,000 in 2017, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,900 to $91,000, a 1.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland, AR is 86.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highland, AR have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,946

Median Household Income

± $3,977

440

Number of Households

± 86

In 2017, the median household income of the 440 households in Highland, AR grew to $40,946 from the previous year's value of $40,694.

The following chart displays the households in Highland, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$91,000

2017 Median

± $28,788

$89,900

2016 Median

± $24,000

In 2017, the median property value in Highland, AR grew to to $91,000 from the previous year's value of $89,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Highland, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highland, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

86.6%

2017 Homeownership

81.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.6% of the housing units in Highland, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Highland, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Highland, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Highland, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland, AR have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Highland, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Highland, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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