Highland, Kansas

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Highland is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. The population was 976 at the 2000 census. It is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Highland is located at 39°51′36″N 95°16′1″W / 39.86°N 95.26694°W / 39.86; -95.26694 (39.860042, -95.266816)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 976 people, 316 households, and 169 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,842.6 people per square mile (711.0/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 649.5/sq mi (250.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.27% White, 5.74% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 316 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 12.3% under the age of 18, 36.5% from 18 to 24, 14.2% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,250, and the median income for a family was $37,969. Males had a median income of $30,298 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,341. About 9.0% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

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