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Highland

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The West Highland neighborhood includes the northwestern part of what was the incorporated Town of Highlands. From its beginning as an elite suburb of the "unsavory" city of Denver in 1875, the town expanded until ... more



Most Recent Data

Indicator 2000 Data Most Recent Data Data Year
Total Population 10,353 8,429 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 1,433 860 2011
Total Births * 274 132 2011
% Births Non-Latino White * 15.33% 57.23% 2010
% Births African-American * 0% 1.89% 2010
% Births Latino * 82.85% 34.59% 2010
% Birth Native American * 1.09% 2.52% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 0% 0% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 0% 2008
Total Foreclosure Filings 11 73 2009

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Population and Households

General

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Total Population 8,429 600,158 2010
Households 4,131 263,107 2010
Denver Public School Enrollment (Grades 1 - 12) 860 77,366 2011
Total Births * 132 9,371 2011

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Race/Ethnicity

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Population Non-Latino White 57.42% 52.15% 2010
% Population African American 1.91% 9.73% 2010
% Population Latino 37.25% 31.82% 2010
% Population Native American 0.64% 0.59% 2010
% Population Asian/Pacific Islander 1.36% 3.32% 2010
% Population Other Race (Single Race Selected) 0.08% 0.2% 2010
% Population of 2 or More Races 1.21% 2.11% 2010
% Foreign Born 32.97% 17.42% 2000
% Adults Non-English Speaking 25.2% 9.2% 2000
% Births Non-Latino White * 57.23% 43.13% 2010
% Births African-American * 1.89% 10.93% 2010
% Births Latino * 34.59% 38.31% 2010
% Birth Native American * 2.52% 0.91% 2010
% Birth Asian/Pacific Islander * 0% 3.82% 2010
% Births Other Race * 0% 1.96% 2008
% Births to Foreign Mothers * 29.46% 34.16% 2008

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Age

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Population under 6 6.99% 8.59% 2010
% Population 6-11 4.79% 7.05% 2010
% Population 12-17 3.59% 5.81% 2010
% Population 18-24 8.93% 10.41% 2010
% Population 25-34 29.85% 20.47% 2010
% Population 35-44 17.51% 14.96% 2010
% Population 45-54 10.67% 12.08% 2010
% Population 55-64 8.25% 10.29% 2010
% Population over 65 9.42% 10.35% 2010

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Families and Households

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Persons per Household 2.0044 2.2203 2010
% 1-Person Households 44.61% 40.6% 2010
% Families with Children 17.26% 24.8% 2010
% Families without Children 18.93% 22.71% 2010
% Non-Family Households 19.2% 11.89% 2010
% Children Living with Single Parents 26.31% 28.01% 2000
% Births to Teen Mothers (19 and under) * 8.18% 9.09% 2010
% Births to Unwed Mothers * 19.5% 25.32% 2010

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Mobility

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Persons Age 5+ Living in Denver Who Lived in a City Other than Denver in 1995 38.29% 33.01% 2000
% Households Living at Current Address Less than 1 Year 37.75% 28.68% 2000

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Youth

Student Demographics

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% DPS Non-Latino White Students 15.42% 22.22% 2009
% DPS African-American Students 1.94% 16.85% 2009
% DPS Latino Students 80.42% 56.08% 2009
% DPS Other Race Students 2.22% 4.84% 2009
% DPS Children Receiving Free School lunch 72.44% 73.04% 2011

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Newborns

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Premature Birth Rate * 10.08 9.86 2008
Low Birth Weight Rate * 9.3 9.58 2008
% Births to Women Receiving Late or No Prenatal Care * 4.65% 8.63% 2008

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Early Education

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Children under 12 in Subsidized Child Care 5.34% 6.87% 2003
# Licensed Child Care Slots 438 23,886 2003

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Economic Well Being

Poverty and Income

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Average Household Income $39,568 $55,129 2000
% Children (under 18) on TANF 4.45% 4.57% 2002
% Children (under 18) on Medicaid 25.94% 22.49% 2002
% Persons in poverty 24.23% 14.29% 2000
% Children (under 18) in Poverty 36.45% 20.82% 2000
% Families in Poverty 18.65% 10.63% 2000
% Single Mothers with Children in Poverty 46.2% 32.58% 2000
% Households with Income less than 100% of Denver's Median Income 58.88% 49.9% 2000
% Households with Income 100 to 200% of Denver's Median Income 28.88% 30.9% 2000
% Households with Income Greater than 200% of Denver's Median Income 12.24% 19.19% 2000
% Non-Latino Whites in Poverty 11.98% 7.8% 2000
% African-Americans in Poverty 10.11% 19.37% 2000
% Latinos in Poverty 29.85% 22.47% 2000
% Native Americans in Poverty 19.07% 27.3% 2000
% Asian and Pacific Islanders in Poverty 23.44% 16.83% 2000

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Labor and Employment

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Total jobs 6,547 486,669 2002
% Government Jobs 0.87% 5.41% 2002
% Service Jobs 28.15% 36.06% 2002
% Transportation, Communications & Public Utility Jobs 1.56% 9.09% 2002
% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Jobs 3.33% 7.12% 2002
% Manufacturing jobs 7.03% 5.93% 2002
% Retail Trade Jobs 12.97% 12.52% 2002
% Construction Jobs 2.75% 4.26% 2002
% Wholesale Trade Jobs 4.25% 5.37% 2002
% Mining jobs 0% 0.85% 2002
% Other jobs 39.1% 13.39% 2002
Average Annual Wage $29,358 $37,407 2000
Unemployed as % of Civilian Labor Force 13.24% 5.67% 2000

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Adult Education

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Persons age 25+ with less than 12th grade education 43.96% 21.11% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with high school only education 20.56% 20.01% 2000
% Persons age 25+ with some college but no degree 10.75% 19.52% 2000
% Persons Age 25+ with college degree (Associates or Better) 24.74% 39.37% 2000
% Births to women with less than 12th grade education * 24.81% 24.08% 2008

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Housing

Homeownership

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
# Housing Units 4,683 70,549 2010
% Housing Owner-Occupied 42.7% 52.48% 2000
% non-Latino White Homeowners 57.51% 62.62% 2000
% African-American Homeowners 25% 48.37% 2000
% Latino Homeowners 34.69% 49.11% 2000
% Native American Homeowners 38.39% 42% 2000
% Asian/Pacific Islander Homeowners 38.24% 44.87% 2000
Median Income for Home Purchasers $66,490 $65,400 2003
Average Loan Amount for Home Purchasers $196,891 $203,763 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - White 60.31% 65.23% 2003
% Approved Loan Applications - Non-White 53.62% 54.78% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - Total 15.38% 11.88% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - White 13.07% 9.24% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - African American 25% 26.09% 2003
% Sub-prime Loans - Latino 33.33% 16.09% 2003
Total Foreclosure Filings 73 6,101 2009

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Housing Characteristics

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Average Home Sale Price $239,358 $278,024 2003
% Housing Vacancy 11.79% 9.15% 2010
% Housing Publicly Subsidized 6.5% 6.6% 1999
% Renters paying more than 30% of income on Housing 44.98% 38.6% 2000
% of Overcrowded Housing Units 18.8% 7.71% 2000
% Housing Units Built Before 1940 61.58% 24.5% 2000

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Crime And Safety

Crime

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
% Property Crimes 81.53% 75.65% 2012
% Violent Crimes 6.84% 9.65% 2012
% Other Crimes 11.63% 14.71% 2012
Crime Rate per 1,000 Persons 83.28 60.19 2010
Burglary Crime Rate per 1,000 Households 14.95 15.84 2010
Violent crime rate per 1,000 Persons 7.47 5.21 2010

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Child Abuse

Indicator Highland Denver Data Year Map
Confirmed Child Abuse & Neglect Rate 5.04 7.48 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Physical Abuse Rate 3.22 5.19 2004
3-Year Cumulative Confirmed Child Neglect Rate 8.19 11.56 2004
Out-of-Home Placement Rate 0 11.48 2004

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