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Highland Park, Illinois

Highland Park is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,365.

Highland Park is one of several towns on the North Shore of Chicago characterized by its affluence and its large Jewish population.

Highland Park is also where the home of basketball superstar Michael Jordan is located. It is also where Elisha Gray invented and first demonstrated the telephone in 1874.


Highland Park is located at 42°10'57" North, 87°48'25" West (42.182525, -87.807052)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.0 km² (12.4 mi²). 32.0 km² (12.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 31,365 people, 11,521 households, and 8,917 families residing in the city. The population density is 979.8/km² (2,537.5/mi²). There are 11,934 housing units at an average density of 372.8/km² (965.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.20% White, 1.78% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 8.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,521 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $100,967, and the median income for a family is $117,235. Males have a median income of $83,121 versus $41,175 for females. The per capita income for the city is $55,331. 3.8% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.9% are under the age of 18 and 3.1% are 65 or older.

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