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The Highland CDP(1) had a population of 1,165 as of July 1, 2022. Highland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 39.179 and longitude -76.9575 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Highland Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Highland Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Clarksville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Highland, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,165 (100%)
Population in Households 1,162 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,081 (92.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 484
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $320,701
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $100,401
Wealth Index5 452


Total HU (Housing Units) 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (96.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 0.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $778,201
Average Home Value $800,610
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.25% 0.69%
Households 1.22% 0.58%
Families   0.62%
Median Household Income   0.00%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%

Highland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 316 41st
Population Density # 407 24th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 335 63rd
Per Capita Income # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 162 70th

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