Highlands Ranch, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Highlands Ranch Census Designated Place had a population of 104,476 as of July 1, 2016. Highlands Ranch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highlands Ranch is located at latitude 39.5407 and longitude -104.971 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Highlands Ranch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,695 feet.

The Highlands Ranch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408386) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Highlands Ranch Census Designated Place is located within Sedalia Division of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highlands Ranch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Highlands Ranch, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 104,476
Population in Households 104,465
Population in Familes 93,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 4,305
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 36,606
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 28,347
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,249 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,356 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,297 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $386,197
Average Home Value $422,658


Median Household Income $111,519
Average Household Income $135,579
Per Capita Income $47,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.06%
Households 1.16% 1.1%
Families 1.06% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Highlands Ranch, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highlands Ranch to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 227 51st
Median Household Income # 20 96th
Per Capita Income # 61 87th

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