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Highland is a charter township in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named for its high elevation.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Highland. For links to other places called Highland, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Highland is 42.638N. The longitude is -83.617W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,169.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48357 ZIP code.
20% of Highland residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highland was $25,484, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Highland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Highland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,252.
Libraries in Highland include Highland Township Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland political report.
The average commute time for Highland workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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