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Highwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,272 people and just one neighborhood, Highwood is the 321st largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Highwood was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Highwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Highwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities, Highwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Highwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highwood is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highwood who work in food service (17.64%), management occupations (11.71%), and office and administrative support (8.89%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Even though Highwood is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of Highwood is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.83% of adults in Highwood have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Highwood in 2010 was $36,235, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,940 for a family of four. However, Highwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Highwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Highwood, accounting for 47.91% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Highwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highwood include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Highwood’s cultural character, accounting for 31.57% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Highwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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