Highland Heights, KY

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2022 Population
6,566
4.79% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.1
10.1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.6%
13.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,910
4.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$150,000
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,605
1.58% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Highland Heights, KY had a population of 6.57k people with a median age of 26.1 and a median household income of $44,910. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Highland Heights, KY declined from 6,896 to 6,566, a −4.79% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,929 to $44,910, a 4.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Highland Heights, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.67%).

None of the households in Highland Heights, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Highland Heights, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Highland Heights, KY are Northern Kentucky University (3,792 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Highland Heights, KY was $150,000, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Highland Heights, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland Heights, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Highland Heights, KY is home to a population of 6.57k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.66% of Highland Heights, KY residents were born outside of the country (306 people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.8k people) in Highland Heights, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 211 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Highland Heights, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Highland Heights, KY was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Highland Heights, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.8k ± 231
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    291 ± 102
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    211 ± 136
0.777%
Hispanic Population
51 people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.8k people) in Highland Heights, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 211 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.777% of the people in Highland Heights, KY are hispanic (51 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    28,651 ± 4,142 people
  2. Cuba
    14,970 ± 2,999 people
  3. India
    12,312 ± 2,720 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 28,651 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,970 and India with 12,312.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
306 people
6.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
433 people

As of 2022, 4.66% of Highland Heights, KY residents (306 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Highland Heights, KY was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    86 ± 60
  2. Korea
    47 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    30 ± 38

Highland Heights, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Highland Heights, KY employs 3.61k people. The largest industries in Highland Heights, KY are Retail Trade (590 people), Educational Services (590 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (539 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($56,552), and Manufacturing ($55,729).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.61k
2022 Value
± 464
−1.58%
1 Year decline
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Highland Heights, KY declined at a rate of −1.58%, from 3.66k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland Heights, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (549 people), Sales & Related Occupations (477 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland Heights, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.61k
2022 Value
± 464
−1.58%
1 Year decline
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Highland Heights, KY declined at a rate of −1.58%, from 3.66k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland Heights, KY, are Retail Trade (590 people), Educational Services (590 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (539 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland Heights, KY, though some of these residents may live in Highland Heights, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,030
Median earning men ± $5,603
$22,863
Median earning women ± $8,253

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($74,107), Public Administration ($64,276), and Construction ($60,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,984), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,184), and Manufacturing ($28,452).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Most students graduating from Universities in Highland Heights, KY are White (3,074 and 82.9%), followed by Black or African American (317 and 8.54%), Hispanic or Latino (108 and 2.91%), and Two or More Races (106 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Highland Heights, KY by number of degrees awarded are Northern Kentucky University (3,792 and NaNk%).

The most popular majors in Highland Heights, KY are Registered Nursing (936 and NaNk%), General Business Administration & Management (409 and NaNk%), and General Business (277 and NaNk%).

The median tuition cost in Highland Heights, KY for a public four year colleges is $10,208 for in-state students and $20,464 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Highland Heights, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,801 (36.3% men and 63.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,801 students enrolled in Highland Heights, KY, 36.3% men and 63.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,124 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 409 degrees awarded
  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Highland Heights, KY was General Psychology with 101 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,792 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Kentucky University with 3,792 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,258 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Highland Heights, KY, which is 0.496 times less than the 2,534 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,074 degrees mean that there were 9.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 317 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($384) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland Heights, KY was $150,000 in 2022, which is 0.532 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $126,600 to $150,000, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland Heights, KY is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Highland Heights, KY have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Highland Heights, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Highland Heights, KY is $44,910. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Highland Heights, KY was Census Tract 528 with a value of $76,220, followed by Census Tract 533.02 and Census Tract 533.01, with respective values of $63,641 and $49,005.

Property

$150,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,771
$1,536
Median Property Taxes
±$299

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2022
58.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.1% of the housing units in Highland Heights, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 528
  2. Census Tract 533.02
  3. Census Tract 533.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highland Heights, KY was Census Tract 528 with a value of $76,220, followed by Census Tract 533.02 and Census Tract 533.01, with respective values of $63,641 and $49,005.

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Household Income

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$44,910
Median Household Income
± $6,952
2.43k
Number of Households
± 371

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.43k households in Highland Heights, KY grew to $44,910 from the previous year's value of $42,929.

The following chart displays the households in Highland Heights, KY 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Highland Heights, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.2%)
  2. Walked (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.3%)

In 2022, 66.2% of workers in Highland Heights, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (11.3%).

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland Heights, KY have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.74% of the workforce in Highland Heights, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland Heights, KY (1.11k out of 5.16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

93.5% of the population of Highland Heights, KY has health coverage, with 61% on employee plans, 9.93% on Medicaid, 8.96% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.366% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Campbell County, KY see 1560 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2137 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,560 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Campbell County, KY

Primary care physicians in Campbell County, KY see an average of 1,560 patients per year. This represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Campbell County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 40.6% between 18 and 34 years, 24.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.4% were men and 56.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.46%
Uninsured
61%
Employer Coverage
9.93%
Medicaid
8.96%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
0.366%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland Heights, KY grew by 16% from 5.57% to 6.46%.

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