Highland Lakes, AL

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Population

5,394

11% growth

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$149,307

11.2% growth

Poverty Rate

2.41%


Number of Employees

2,778

11.5% growth

Median Property Value

$436,900

4.25% growth

About

In 2017, Highland Lakes, AL had a population of 5.39k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $149,307. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Highland Lakes, AL grew from 4,860 to 5,394, a 11% increase and its median household income grew from $134,315 to $149,307, a 11.2% increase.

The population of Highland Lakes, AL is 78.1% White Alone, 11.5% Black or African American Alone, and 6.43% Asian Alone. 8.96% of the people in Highland Lakes, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Highland Lakes, AL is $436,900, and the homeownership rate is 98%. Most people in Highland Lakes, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland Lakes, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Highland Lakes, AL employs 2.78k people. The largest industries in Highland Lakes, AL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (347 people), Finance & Insurance (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($181,797), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($174,554), and Information ($140,625).

Median household income in Highland Lakes, AL is $149,307. Males in Highland Lakes, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Highland Lakes, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$149,307

2017 value

± $18,447

11.2%

1 Year Growth

± 17.2%

Households in Highland Lakes, AL have a median annual income of $149,307, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $134,315 in 2016, which represents a 11.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Highland Lakes, AL made 1.44 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

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

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

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Highland Lakes, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 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 Lakes, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison 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 Lakes, AL 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 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland Lakes, AL (130 out of 5.39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 12 - 14.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    130 ± 100

  2. Black

    0 ± 82

  3. Native American

    0 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highland Lakes, AL is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

2.78k

2017 Value

± 446

11.5%

1 Year growth

± 20.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Lakes, AL grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 2.49k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland Lakes, AL, are Management Occupations (502 people), Sales & Related Occupations (451 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland Lakes, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highland Lakes, AL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (502 people), Sales & Related Occupations (451 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Lakes, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.94 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highland Lakes, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($156,250), Management Occupations ($153,500), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($126,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.78k

2017 Value

± 446

11.5%

1 Year growth

± 20.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Lakes, AL grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 2.49k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland Lakes, AL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (347 people), Finance & Insurance (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland Lakes, AL, though some of these residents may live in Highland Lakes, AL 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 Lakes, AL, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (347 people), Finance & Insurance (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Lakes, AL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (7.05 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.9 times), and Finance & Insurance (2.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highland Lakes, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($181,797), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($174,554), and Information ($140,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama 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 Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

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

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Health

99.2% of the population of Highland Lakes, AL has health coverage, with 70.3% on employee plans, 1.39% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Highland Lakes, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Highland Lakes, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1535 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 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%).

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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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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

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

0.834%

Uninsured

70.3%

Employer Coverage

1.39%

Medicaid

10%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland Lakes, AL declined by 15.5% from 0.988% to 0.834%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Highland Lakes, AL 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. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Highland Lakes, AL is home to a population of 5.39k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.1% of Highland Lakes, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Highland Lakes, AL is composed of 4.21k White Alone residents (78.1%), 621 Black or African American Alone residents (11.5%), 347 Asian Alone residents (6.43%), 94 Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 73 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.35%), 47 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.871%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Highland Lakes, AL are Vietnamese (155 speakers), Chinese (94 speakers), and Italian (56 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.2

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Highland Lakes, AL was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Highland Lakes, AL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Highland Lakes, AL residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.1% of Highland Lakes, AL 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 Lakes, AL was 5.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Highland Lakes, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Highland Lakes, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Highland Lakes, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Highland Lakes, AL was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.21k ± 420

  2. Black or African American Alone

    621 ± 302

  3. Asian Alone

    347 ± 302

In 2017, there were 6.78 times more White Alone residents (4.21k people) in Highland Lakes, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 621 Black or African American Alone and 347 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Vietnamese

    155 speakers (3.44%)

  2. Chinese

    94 speakers (2.08%)

  3. Italian

    56 speakers (1.24%)

8.96% of Highland Lakes, AL 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 Lakes, AL was Vietnamese. 3.44% of the overall population of Highland Lakes, AL are native Vietnamese speakers. 2.08% speak Chinese and 1.24% speak Vietnamese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    101 ± 70

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    63 ± 76

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    59 ± 60

Highland Lakes, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland Lakes, AL was $436,900 in 2017, which is 2.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $419,100 to $436,900, a 4.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland Lakes, AL is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highland Lakes, AL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland Lakes, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$149,307

Median Household Income

± $18,447

1.81k

Number of Households

± 286

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.81k households in Highland Lakes, AL grew to $149,307 from the previous year's value of $134,315.

The following chart displays the households in Highland Lakes, AL 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$436,900

2017 Median

± $27,451

$419,100

2016 Median

± $29,962

In 2017, the median property value in Highland Lakes, AL grew to to $436,900 from the previous year's value of $419,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Highland Lakes, AL 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 Lakes, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$1,500 - $2k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highland Lakes, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland Lakes, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $1,500 - $2k range.

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Rent vs Own

98%

2017 Homeownership

94.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 98% of the housing units in Highland Lakes, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 94.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Highland Lakes, AL 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 Lakes, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Highland Lakes, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland Lakes, AL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.23% of the workforce in Highland Lakes, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.7%

  3. Carpooled

    4.14%

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

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