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Highlands County
  • County in Florida

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade B
  4. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade A
  8. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade B

editorial

Highlands County is located in Florida with a population of 102,339. In Highlands County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Highlands County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Highlands County are above average.

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Population
102,339

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$919
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    440.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    15.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    100.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,104.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,598.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

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