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Highlands is in Harris County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named Highlands. For links to other places called Highlands, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Highlands is 29.818N. The longitude is -95.055W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,089.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highlands demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77562 ZIP code.
11% of Highlands residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highlands ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highlands was $18,556, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Highlands residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Highlands, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.
Libraries in Highlands include Stratford Branch Library ... View libraries
Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highlands political report.
The average commute time for Highlands workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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