Highland Park, Pennsylvania

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Highland Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,446 at the 2000 census.


General information

  • ZIP Code: 17044
  • Area Code: 717
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 242, 247, 248


Highland Park is located at 40°37′10″N 77°33′58″W / 40.61944°N 77.56611°W / 40.61944; -77.56611 (40.619420, -77.566009)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,446 people, 594 households, and 374 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,958.7 people per square mile (754.5/km²). There were 624 housing units at an average density of 845.3/sq mi (325.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.20% White, 0.35% African American, 0.41% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 594 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 78.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $46,000. Males had a median income of $33,015 versus $28,819 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,422. About 4.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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