North Highlands, CA

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2022 Population
48,083
0.704% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34
2.41% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.5%
6.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,156
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$319,300
19.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,723
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, North Highlands, CA had a population of 48.1k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $62,156. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of North Highlands, CA declined from 48,424 to 48,083, a −0.704% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,616 to $62,156, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Highlands, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (46%), White (Hispanic) (11.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.21%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (8.7%).

None of the households in North Highlands, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84.7% of the residents in North Highlands, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Highlands, CA are American River College (109208) (3,990 degrees awarded in 2022), MTI College (686 degrees), and Epic Bible College & Graduate School (21 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in North Highlands, CA was $319,300, and the homeownership rate was 51.4%.

Most people in North Highlands, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in North Highlands, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

North Highlands, CA is home to a population of 48.1k people, from which 84.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 28.7% of North Highlands, CA residents were born outside of the country (13.8k people).

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.1k people) in North Highlands, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.57k White (Hispanic) and 4.47k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84.7%
2022 Citizenship
84.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 84.7% of North Highlands, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in North Highlands, CA was 84.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Highlands, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.1k ± 1.79k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.57k ± 1.41k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 904
30.5%
Hispanic Population
14.7k people

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.1k people) in North Highlands, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.57k White (Hispanic) and 4.47k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.5% of the people in North Highlands, CA are hispanic (14.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.8k people
28.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people

As of 2022, 28.7% of North Highlands, CA residents (13.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Highlands, CA was 28.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    718 ± 216
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    444 ± 160
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    392 ± 173

North Highlands, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of North Highlands, CA employs 21.7k people. The largest industries in North Highlands, CA are Retail Trade (3,591 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,629 people), and Construction (2,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,635), Information ($77,202), and Finance & Insurance ($66,563).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,423
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Highlands, CA grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 21.4k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Highlands, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,798 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,405 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,691 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Highlands, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,423
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Highlands, CA grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 21.4k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Highlands, CA, are Retail Trade (3,591 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,629 people), and Construction (2,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Highlands, CA, though some of these residents may live in North Highlands, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,274
Median earning men ± $3,392
$32,801
Median earning women ± $2,900

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,808), Public Administration ($77,648), and Manufacturing ($56,599).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($75,774), Public Administration ($52,917), and Manufacturing ($45,385).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in North Highlands, CA awarded 4,697 degrees. The student population of North Highlands, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 14,440 male students and 14,048 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Highlands, CA are White (2,035 and 43.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,195 and 25.6%), Asian (561 and 12%), and Two or More Races (309 and 6.62%).

The largest universities in North Highlands, CA by number of degrees awarded are American River College (109208) (3,990 and 84.9%), MTI College (686 and 14.6%), and Epic Bible College & Graduate School (21 and 0.447%).

The most popular majors in North Highlands, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (800 and 17%), General Social Sciences (411 and 8.75%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (367 and 7.81%).

The median tuition cost in North Highlands, CA for private four year colleges is $8,964.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in North Highlands, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 79.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 28,488 (50.7% men and 49.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 28,488 students enrolled in North Highlands, CA, 50.7% men and 49.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,299 records, of which 51.3% were women and 48.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 238 degrees awarded
  2. 411 degrees awarded
  3. 367 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in North Highlands, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 238 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,990 degrees awarded
  2. 686 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was American River College (109208) with 3,990 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,731 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Highlands, CA, which is 0.584 times less than the 2,966 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,035 degrees mean that there were 1.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,195 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($8,964) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,124) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Highlands, CA was $319,300 in 2022, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $266,600 to $319,300, a 19.8% increase. The homeownership rate in North Highlands, CA is 51.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in North Highlands, CA have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in North Highlands, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in North Highlands, CA is $62,156. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in North Highlands, CA was Census Tract 74.03 with a value of $82,841, followed by Census Tract 74.02 and Census Tract 75.04, with respective values of $76,101 and $66,061.

Property

$319,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,166
$8,179
Median Property Taxes
±$782

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Highlands, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.4% of the housing units in North Highlands, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 74.03
  2. Census Tract 74.02
  3. Census Tract 75.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Highlands, CA was Census Tract 74.03 with a value of $82,841, followed by Census Tract 74.02 and Census Tract 75.04, with respective values of $76,101 and $66,061.

The following map shows all of the places in North Highlands, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$62,156
Median Household Income
± $5,084
15.9k
Number of Households
± 1,137

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in North Highlands, CA grew to $62,156 from the previous year's value of $55,616.

The following chart displays the households in North Highlands, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Highlands, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.4%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in North Highlands, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (10.4%).

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Highlands, CA have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.82% of the workforce in North Highlands, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Highlands, CA (9.78k out of 47.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Highlands, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of North Highlands, CA has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 36.2% on Medicaid, 6.21% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see 1116 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.13% decrease from the previous year (1152 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1247 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,116 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sacramento County, CA

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see an average of 1,116 patients per year. This represents a 3.13% decrease from the previous year (1,152 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sacramento County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 24.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.85%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
36.2%
Medicaid
6.21%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Highlands, CA declined by 0.0668% from 8.86% to 8.85%.

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