Highlands

Perched high at an elevation of 4,000 feet, the quaint mountain town is renowned for its upscale downtown.

Overview for Highlands, NC

1,105 people live in Highlands, where the median age is 60.2 and the average individual income is $44,842. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,105

Total Population

60.2 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,842

Average individual Income

Around Highlands, NC

There's plenty to do around Highlands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

65
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
33
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Highlands Tavern, Nectar Juice Bar, and Dusty's Rhodes Superette.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.13 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 0.64 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.06 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.62 miles 7 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 0.28 miles 78 reviews 4.6/5 stars
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What to Love

Highlands, North Carolina, has long been a refuge for families looking to escape the summer heat of the Southeast with temperatures rarely climbing above 80 degrees on even the hottest days. Perched high at an elevation of 4,000 feet, the quaint mountain town is renowned for its upscale downtown.
 

Dining

Things to Do

Demographics and Employment Data for Highlands, NC

Highlands has 689 households, with an average household size of 1.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,105 people call Highlands home. The population density is 180.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,105

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

60.2

Median Age

46.79 / 53.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
689

Total Households

1.56

Average Household Size

$44,842

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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