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Highland Lake, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Highland Lake had a population of 400 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Lake is located at latitude 33.8946 and longitude -86.4226 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Highland Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Blount County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Town of Highland Lake (GNIS ID: 2405832) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Highland Lake is located within Oneonta Division of Blount County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Highland Lake, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 400
Population in Households 400
Population in Familes 356
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 245
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $144,000
Average Home Value $197,260


Median Household Income $53,533
Average Household Income $62,293
Per Capita Income $24,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.4%
Households -0.37% -0.36%
Families -0.48% -0.62%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Highland Lake, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Lake to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 428 26th
Population Density1 # 291 50th
Diversity Index2 # 491 16th
Median Household Income # 67 89th
Per Capita Income # 98 83rd

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