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The Village of Highland had a population of 871 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 43.0467 and longitude -90.3798 in Iowa County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Highland encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iowa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Village of Highland has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland: Franklin.

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Highland, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 871 (100%)
Population in Households 867 (99.5%)
Population in Families 731 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 766
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $65,129
Average Household Income $75,896
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $30,601
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $177,907
Average Home Value $234,667
Housing Affordability Index3 192


Total Households 371
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.3% 0.36%
Households 0.49% 0.48%
Families 1.15% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.59%

Highland, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 416 47th
Population Density # 338 57th
Median Household Income # 286 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 453 58th
Per Capita Income # 401 48th
Diversity Index # 551 29th

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