Highland County VA Information


Highland County Subdivisions

Highland County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,265
Daytime Population: Workers 848
Daytime Population: Residents 1,290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,265
Population in Familes 1,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,036
Average Household Income $63,103
Per Capita Income $29,504


Total Housing Units 1,886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 867 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (43.8%)
Median Home Value $191,432
Average Home Value $240,052


Total Households 1,059
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 698
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.57%
Households -0.28% -0.53%
Families -0.45% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   3.02%


Highland County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 133 1st
Population Density # 133 1st
Diversity Index # 132 2nd
Median Household Income # 63 53rd
Per Capita Income # 40 71st

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