Highlands Information

Highlands Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Highlands, NC

General Highlands Information

State: North Carolina

County: Macon County

Close cities: Cashiers, NC, Waynesville, NC, Scaly Mountain, NC, Highlands, NC, Fontana Dam, NC, Enfield, NC, Glenville, NC, Sapphire, NC, Otto, NC

Highlands Population (census data)
Total 946 (+3.3% since 2000)
Male 451 (47.7%)
Female 495 (52.3%)

Population Density: 156 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 102.4 (US Avg is 100)

Highlands Elevation: 3,835 feet above sea level

Land Area: 6.06 square miles

Median Household Income: $40,836

Zip Codes: 28741.

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Highlands Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • English (24.9%)
  • Irish (13.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (11.9%)
  • German (11.9%)
  • Scottish (8.7%)
  • United States (8.4%)
Foriegn Born: 25 people (2.6%)
  • Europe (64.3%)
  • Asia (21.4%)
  • Latin America (14.3%)

Local Highlands Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers
NBA Basketball: Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks
NHL Hockey:
NCAA Sports: University of North Carolina, Western Carolina University

Highlands School Information

Other/Private Schools
Highlands School (545 Pierson Drive, Highlands, NC, 28741 - Macon County Schools District)

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