Highland Park, TX

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Population

9,071

0.946% growth

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$200,208

5.66% growth

Poverty Rate

3.11%


Number of Employees

3,926

4.92% growth

Median Property Value

$1.41M

12.8% growth

About

In 2017, Highland Park, TX had a population of 9.07k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $200,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Highland Park, TX grew from 8,986 to 9,071, a 0.946% increase and its median household income grew from $189,485 to $200,208, a 5.66% increase.

The population of Highland Park, TX is 90.5% White Alone, 3.73% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.49% Asian Alone. 8.81% of the people in Highland Park, TX speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Highland Park, TX is $1.41M, and the homeownership rate is 82.7%. Most people in Highland Park, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland Park, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Highland Park, TX employs 3.93k people. The largest industries in Highland Park, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (855 people), Finance & Insurance (543 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (415 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($236,983), Health Care & Social Assistance ($220,469), and Wholesale Trade ($211,875).

Median household income in Highland Park, TX is $200,208. Males in Highland Park, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Highland Park, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$200,208

2017 value

± $30,078

5.66%

1 Year Growth

± 18.5%

Households in Highland Park, TX have a median annual income of $200,208, 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 $189,485 in 2016, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Highland Park, TX made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Highland Park, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Highland Park, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Highland Park, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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. Census Tract 197

  2. Census Tract 196

  3. Census Tract 198

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highland Park, TX was Census Tract 197 with a value of $242,857, followed by Census Tract 196 and Census Tract 198, with respective values of $176,094 and $170,882.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland Park, TX (282 out of 9.07k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    251 ± 105

  2. Hispanic

    35 ± 96

  3. Two Or More

    14 ± 97

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

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

3.93k

2017 Value

± 322

4.92%

1 Year growth

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Park, TX grew at a rate of 4.92%, from 3.74k employees to 3.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland Park, TX, are Management Occupations (1,099 people), Sales & Related Occupations (615 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (498 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland Park, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highland Park, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,099 people), Sales & Related Occupations (615 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (498 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Park, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (7.37 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.75 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highland Park, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Management Occupations ($228,671), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($222,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.93k

2017 Value

± 322

4.92%

1 Year growth

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Park, TX grew at a rate of 4.92%, from 3.74k employees to 3.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland Park, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (855 people), Finance & Insurance (543 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (415 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland Park, TX, though some of these residents may live in Highland Park, TX 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 Park, TX, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (855 people), Finance & Insurance (543 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (415 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Park, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (12.1 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.58 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highland Park, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($236,983), Health Care & Social Assistance ($220,469), and Wholesale Trade ($211,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

97.3% of the population of Highland Park, TX has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 0.937% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 21.1% on non-group plans, and 0.805% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Highland Park, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Highland Park, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1670 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

2.72%

Uninsured

56.6%

Employer Coverage

0.937%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

21.1%

Non-Group

0.805%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland Park, TX declined by 18.2% from 3.33% to 2.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Highland Park, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Highland Park, TX is home to a population of 9.07k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.47% of Highland Park, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Highland Park, TX is composed of 8.21k White Alone residents (90.5%), 338 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.73%), 317 Asian Alone residents (3.49%), 170 Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.198%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.176%), 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 Park, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (443 speakers), Chinese (101 speakers), and Arabic (47 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Highland Park, TX was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Highland Park, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Highland Park, TX residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.47% of Highland Park, TX 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 Park, TX was 5.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Highland Park, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Highland Park, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Highland Park, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Highland Park, TX was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.21k ± 218

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    338 ± 126

  3. Asian Alone

    317 ± 150

In 2017, there were 24.3 times more White Alone residents (8.21k people) in Highland Park, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 Hispanic or Latino and 317 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 Park, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    443 speakers (5.28%)

  2. Chinese

    101 speakers (1.2%)

  3. Arabic

    47 speakers (0.56%)

8.81% of Highland Park, TX 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 Park, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.28% of the overall population of Highland Park, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.2% speak Chinese and 0.56% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    152 ± 55

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 49

  3. Korea

    43 ± 31

Highland Park, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland Park, TX was $1.41M in 2017, which is 6.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.25M to $1.41M, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland Park, TX is 82.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highland Park, TX have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland Park, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$200,208

Median Household Income

± $30,078

3.57k

Number of Households

± 261

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.57k households in Highland Park, TX grew to $200,208 from the previous year's value of $189,485.

The following chart displays the households in Highland Park, TX 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

$1.41M

2017 Median

± $129,811

$1.25M

2016 Median

± $124,826

In 2017, the median property value in Highland Park, TX grew to to $1.41M from the previous year's value of $1.25M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Highland Park, TX 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 Park, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highland Park, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland Park, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

82.7%

2017 Homeownership

84.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.7% of the housing units in Highland Park, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.5%.

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

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland Park, TX have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.347% of the workforce in Highland Park, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.6%

  3. Carpooled

    7.35%

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

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