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Highland Heights, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Highland Heights had a population of 7,105 as of July 1, 2017. Highland Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Heights is located at latitude 39.0355 and longitude -84.4566 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Highland Heights (GNIS ID: 2404699) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Highland Heights is located within Newport-Fort Thomas Division of Campbell County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland Heights: The Highlands.

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Highland Heights, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,105
Daytime Population: Workers 6,409
Daytime Population: Residents 3,491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 5,522
Population in Familes 3,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,583
Population Density2 2,711
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $50,148
Average Household Income $62,888
Per Capita Income $25,204


Total Housing Units 2,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,554 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,040 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $130,253
Average Home Value $167,181


Total Households 2,593
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,300
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 0.36% 0.13%
Households -0.08% 0.09%
Families 0.19% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Highland Heights, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Heights to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 65 88th
Population Density # 85 84th
Diversity Index # 147 73rd
Median Household Income # 177 67th
Per Capita Income # 183 66th

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