Encyclopedia > Highland, Sullivan County, New York

  Article Content

Highland, Sullivan County, New York

Highland is a town located in Sullivan County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,404.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 133.9 km² (51.7 mi²). 129.5 km² (50.0 mi²) of it is land and 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.25% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,404 people, 951 households, and 646 families residing in the town. The population density is 18.6/km² (48.1/mi²). There are 1,558 housing units at an average density of 12.0/km² (31.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.93% White, 3.29% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 3.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 951 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% are married couples living together, 7.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,676, and the median income for a family is $50,134. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $27,273 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,908. 15.6% of the population and 8.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.4% are under the age of 18 and 3.4% are 65 or older.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... features resulting in a much smaller radar cross-section than earlier fighters. It is also capable of sustained supersonic cruise without using afterburners - the only ...

This page was created in 37.4 ms