Highland, Kansas

According to deluxesurveillance, Highland, Kansas is a small town located in Doniphan County. It has a population of just under 800 people and covers an area of 0.5 square miles. The town was founded in 1871 by William Mefford, who named it after his hometown of Highland, Ohio.

The town is known for its rich agricultural history and is home to several farms, including the historic Mefford Farmstead which dates back to the 19th century. The town also has a strong sense of community, with events such as the annual Highland Days festival held each summer.

According to electronicsmatter, Highland is also home to several local businesses, including two grocery stores and two gas stations. There are also several restaurants in the area that serve up delicious home-cooked meals, as well as a few bars and cafes for those looking for something more casual.

The town has a few parks and recreational areas where visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing at nearby Big Hill Lake or hiking the trails in nearby Elwood Park. In addition to these activities, there are also plenty of unique attractions in the area including The World’s Largest Pencil located at the Mefford Farmstead Museum or checking out old cars at Jack’s Auto Museum.

No matter what time of year you visit Highland, you’re sure to find something fun to do! From seasonal festivals like Highland Days or Pumpkin Festival to visiting local attractions like Jack’s Auto Museum or The World’s Largest Pencil – there’s plenty to explore! Whether you’re looking for outdoor recreation or some unique shopping experiences – Highland has it all.

Population: 976. Estimated population in July 2020: 941 (-3.6% change)
Males: 477 (48.9%), Females: 499 (51.1%)

Zip code: 66035

Median resident age: 27.6 years
Median household income: $25,250
Median house value: $49,700

Races in Highland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Black (5.7%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (9.9%), United States (8.3%), English (5.2%), Welsh (4.3%), Dutch (2.7%).

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Highland, Kansas



For population 25 years and over in Highland

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland city

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+2.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Highland:

  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ATCHISON, KS)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Highland:

  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Abbreviation: STJ)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 56 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MCI)
  • FORBES FIELD (about 68 miles; TOPEKA, KS; Abbreviation: FOE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Highland:

  • HIAWATHA MUNI (about 18 miles; HIAWATHA, KS; Abbreviation: K87)
  • AMELIA EARHART (about 22 miles; ATCHISON, KS; Abbreviation: K59)
  • HORTON MUNI (about 23 miles; HORTON, KS; Abbreviation: K91)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,385; Location: 606 W MAIN; Public; Website: www.highland.cc.ks.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland:

  • MISSOURI WESTERN STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,329)
  • NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MARYVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,620)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 63 miles; LAWRENCE, KS; Full-time enrollment: 22,506)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 64 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,168)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,998)


Public high school in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND HIGH (Students: 129; Location: 402 E MAIN; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Highland:

  • HIGHLAND ELEM (Students: 148; Location: 202 W ILLINOIS; Grades: KG – 06)