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The Highland Park CDP(1) had a population of 1,352 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Park is located at latitude 40.6209 and longitude -77.568 in Mifflin County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Park Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mifflin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Highland Park Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Highland Park Census Designated Place is located within Township of Derry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mifflin County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Highland Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,352 (100%)
Population in Households 1,233 (91.2%)
Population in Families 936 (69.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 119 ( 8.8%)
Population Density 1,827
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $53,577
Average Household Income $63,412
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $27,202
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $159,375
Average Home Value $178,412
Housing Affordability Index3 172


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 354
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.18% -0.15%
Households -0.03% -0.1%
Families -0.12% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.05%

Highland Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Park to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 817 54th
Population Density # 734 58th
Median Household Income # 1075 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 574 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1158 34th
Diversity Index # 979 44th

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