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Highland, California

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Highland, California
City of Highland
Santa Ana River Bridge
Santa Ana River Bridge
Location of Highland in San Bernardino County, California.
Location of Highland in San Bernardino County, California.
Highland is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°07′42″N 117°12′31″W / 34.12833°N 117.20861°W / 34.12833; -117.20861[1]
Country United States
State California
CountySan Bernardino
IncorporatedNovember 24, 1987[2]
 • TypeCity Council
 • City ManagerJoe Hughes
 • Total18.67 sq mi (48.34 km2)
 • Land18.57 sq mi (48.10 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)  0.71%
Elevation1,309 ft (399 m)
 • Total53,104
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,984.06/sq mi (1,152.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)909
FIPS code06-33588
GNIS feature IDs1652722, 2410759

Highland is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population of the city was 53,104 as of the 2010 census, up from 44,605 at the 2000 census. The term Highland also refers to a geographical area of the city of San Bernardino (generally east of Del Rosa Avenue to the eastern city limits), and parts of unincorporated San Bernardino County. Highland is generally divided into two regions, East Highland and Highland (Generally considered west of State Route 210, with the majority of inhabitants living east of the freeway.)


Highland is located at 34°7′6″N 117°12′9″W / 34.11833°N 117.20250°W / 34.11833; -117.20250 (34.118459, -117.202370).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9 square miles (48.9 km2). 18.8 square miles (48.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (0.71%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)55,417[4]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


At the 2010 census Highland had a population of 53,104. The population density was 2,811.3 people per square mile (1,085.4/km2). The racial makeup of Highland was 27,836 (52.4%) White (30.8% Non-Hispanic White),[7] 5,887 (11.1%) African American, 542 (1.0%) Native American, 3,954 (7.4%) Asian, 168 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 11,826 (22.3%) from other races, and 2,891 (5.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25,556 persons (48.1%).[8]

The census reported that 52,932 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 76 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 96 (0.2%) were institutionalized.

There were 15,471 households, 7,922 (51.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 8,475 (54.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,884 (18.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,183 (7.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,129 (7.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 109 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,254 households (14.6%) were one person and 757 (4.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.42. There were 12,542 families (81.1% of households); the average family size was 3.74.

The age distribution was 16,916 people (31.9%) under the age of 18, 5,900 people (11.1%) aged 18 to 24, 13,837 people (26.1%) aged 25 to 44, 12,357 people (23.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,094 people (7.7%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 30.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

There were 16,578 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile, of the occupied units 10,106 (65.3%) were owner-occupied and 5,365 (34.7%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.7%. 33,361 people (62.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 19,571 people (36.9%) lived in rental housing units.


At the 2000 census, there were 44,605 people in 13,478 households, including 10,782 families, in the city.[9] The population density was 3,273.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,263.5/km2). There were 14,858 housing units at an average density of 1,090.3 per square mile (420.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 56.3% White, 12.1% African American, 1.3% Native American, 6.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 18.6% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.6% of the population.

Of the 13,478 households 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 15.4% of households were one person and 4.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.3 and the average family size was 3.6.

The age distribution was 35.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% 65 or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median household income was $41,230 and the median family income was $43,649. Males had a median income of $38,695 versus $27,308 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,039. About 17.5% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

The city is split along Boulder Avenue with the higher-income area to the east and lower-income area to the west. Demographics such as income levels and housing density are also split evenly by the geographic divider of Boulder Avenue. Much of western Highland is older and mirrors San Bernardino, while significant development of eastern Highland did not begin until the early 1990s.


Climate data for Highland, CA (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 70
Average low °F (°C) 42
Source: [10]


Highland is served by two public school districts: Redlands Unified and San Bernardino Unified School Districts (the boundaries are generally defined by City Creek; residents east of City Creek are in the Redlands Unified School District while those west of City Creek are served by San Bernardino City Unified School District).

Highland is home to a library and environmental learning center. The Highland Sam J. Racadio Library and Environmental Learning Center is a gold-rated LEED building. It holds thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items. It offers free computer access and Wi-fi. It has a rooftop garden and is home to animals, amphibians, and reptiles from around the globe.

Local colleges and universities include: Loma Linda University, University of Redlands, California State University's San Bernardino campus, and the two-campus San Bernardino Community College District (which includes Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa and San Bernardino Valley College).



Highland was founded as a townsite in 1891 and incorporated as a California general law city in November 1987. It follows a City Manager, City Council form of government with the City Manager appointed by the City Council.

State and federal

In the California State Legislature, Highland is the  23rd Senate District, represented by Republican Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, and in the  40th Assembly District, represented by Democrat James Ramos.[11]

In the United States House of Representatives, Highland is split between California's  8th congressional district, represented by Republican Jay Obernolte and California's  31st congressional district, represented by Democrat Pete Aguilar.[12]

Public safety

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department provides contracted police services to the city of Highland from their regional station located at 26985 Base Line Road. The new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) police station was recently built and occupied in June, 2011.

The city has contracted with Cal Fire to operate its fire services (three stations) since its incorporation.

Sister cities


  1. ^ a b "Highland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. Feb 12, 2011. Retrieved Apr 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Dec 4, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved Jan 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Highland city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 31, 2008.
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  11. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "California's  8th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.

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