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Highland is a city in Utah County, in the Provo-Orem metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after the Scottish highlands; another says it was simply named for its elevation
The latitude of Highland is 40.45N. The longitude is -111.769W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,977 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,642.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Utah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Provo-Orem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84004 ZIP code.
10% of Highland residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $19,614, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% 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 $978. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,502.
Utah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland political report.
The average commute time for Highland workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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