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highland utahHighland is a small community on U-74 two miles north of American Fork. It was incorporated on July 13, 1977. Its location on the beautiful upper benchland above the valley gives the city its name. It is approximately thirty miles from Salt Lake City. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 8,172 and by 2004 was estimated at 12,332.

Highland Utah MapLike Alpine, its sister city to the north, Highland has experienced steady population growth. Its quiet, bedroom-community feel has attracted many residents since its incorporation, and its large lot sizes (homes must be built on a minimum of one acre lots) maintain a modern yet comfortable feel to the community. Like other Utah Valley towns, Highland’s population is growing and currently is home to just over 11,000 residents (2003 Census).

Highland’s commercial zone is small and residents enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in Utah Valley. Highland is governed by a mayor and six city council members.

As with other northern Utah Valley communities, Highland is very accessible to both Salt Lake City and Provo, a boon for commuters. The Highland Fling is the town’s answer to summer festivals, including sporting competitions, a parade, and children’s activities.

In the city the population was spread out with 45.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $80,053, and the median income for a family was $81,086. Males had a median income of $57,318 versus $24,440 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,614. About 1.8% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.