Highland Lakes CDP, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Lakes CDP, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 4,881 as of July 1, 2017. Highland Lakes CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Lakes CDP is located at latitude 33.3984 and longitude -86.6513 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582679) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Chelsea Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Lakes CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Highland Lakes CDP, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,881
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 2,611
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,846
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 4,881
Population in Familes 4,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,299
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $131,136
Average Household Income $168,020
Per Capita Income $60,453


Total Housing Units 1,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,608 (89.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $391,133
Average Home Value $437,072


Total Households 1,709
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 1,413
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 3.06% 1.91%
Households 3.07% 1.77%
Families 2.1% 1.67%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Highland Lakes CDP, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Lakes CDP to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 116 80th
Population Density # 32 95th
Diversity Index # 361 38th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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