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Highland Lake, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Highland Lake had a population of 404 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.8851 and longitude -86.4197 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Highland Lake 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.

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Highland Lake, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 404
Population in Households 404
Population in Familes 357
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 248
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $58,480
Average Household Income $75,567
Per Capita Income $29,486


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $219,792


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.24% -0.25%
Households -0.21% -0.24%
Families -0.46% -0.31%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 427 27th
Population Density # 282 52nd
Diversity Index # 492 16th
Median Household Income # 55 91st
Per Capita Income # 57 90th

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