Highland Park, IL Population

Population: 31,365. Estimated population in July 2020: 31,380 (+0.0% change)
Males: 15,356 (49.0%), Females: 16,009 (51.0%)

Lake County

Zip code: 60035

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $100,967
Median house value: $380,000

Races in Highland Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.4%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Other race (3.5%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Russian (16.4%), German (12.6%), United States (8.8%), Polish (8.7%), Italian (7.8%), Irish (5.9%).

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 61.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park city

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

15.3% Foreign born (6.3% Latin America, 5.7% Europe, 2.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Highland Park:

  • LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LAKE FOREST, IL)
  • HILL TOP CENTER (about 9 miles; GREEN OAKS, IL)
  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; DES PLAINES, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Highland Park:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 28 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 29 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Abbreviation: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Highland Park:

  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 9 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • WAUKEGAN REGIONAL (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN, IL; Abbreviation: UGN)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 20 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 4H1)
Amtrak station near Highland Park:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Park:

  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; EVANSTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,958)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,324)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,332)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 18 miles; PALATINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,229)
Public high school in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,844; Location: 433 VINE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Highland Park:

  • EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 929 EDGEWOOD RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ELM PLACE SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 2031 SHERIDAN RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • INDIAN TRAIL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 2075 ST JOHNS AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SHERWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 1900 STRATFORD RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTHWOOD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 945 NORTH AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RED OAK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 530 RED OAK LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WAYNE THOMAS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 2939 SUMMIT AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RAVINIA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 308; Location: 763 DEAN AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 711 W LINCOLN AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BRAESIDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 150 PIERCE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK MONTESSORI (Students: 110; Location: 1301 CLAVEY RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORI CONNECTION (Students: 78; Location: 1731 DEERFIELD RD.; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK P.L. (Operating income: $2,838,648; Location: 494 LAUREL AVENUE; 184,923 books; 10,941 audio materials; 5,540 video materials; 767 serial subscriptions)

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