Highland Park, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Park, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Highland Park had a population of 10,996 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Park is located at latitude 42.4052 and longitude -83.0976 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The City of Highland Park (GNIS ID: 1626471) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Highland Park, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,996
Population in Households 10,204
Population in Familes 7,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 792
Population Density1 3,701
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,404
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,531 (25.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,873 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,641 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $49,193
Average Home Value $63,329


Median Household Income $19,493
Average Household Income $29,046
Per Capita Income $13,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.09% -0.82%
Households -0.85% -0.7%
Families -1.22% -0.92%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Highland Park, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Park to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 87th
Population Density1 # 43 94th
Diversity Index2 # 323 54th
Median Household Income # 692 0th
Per Capita Income # 684 1st

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