Highland, UTAH

General Information
Highland is a tiny community nestled in the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. Its citizens enjoy a quiet, rural atmosphere, large lot sizes (an acre is required to build in Highland), close proximity to Salt Lake City, and one of the lowest property tax rates in the county.

During the past decade, this town has maintained an average growth rate of 5% each year. Highlanders have big families: the average household has 5.03 members (the second largest in the county), and the median age is 20.9 (the third youngest in the county).

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Origin of Highland’s Name
Alexander Adamson, a Scottish farmer who immigrated to Utah, bestowed the name on the area because it reminded him of the highlands of his native Scotland.

Date of Incorporation: July 13, 1977

Did You Know?
John Poole built the first home in 1875, northeast of Stasburg Park. By 1888, 15 families had settled in the area. That year a one-room brick school was built where the Highland Church now stands, and it served as a church and social hall as well. James C. Orr, one of the area’s first teachers, taught all eight grades, served as the janitor and made fires in the building’s old stove.

Recreation Crime *
Baseball Diamonds 1 Aggravated Assault 3
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 2 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 32
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 10 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 1
Soccer/Football Fields 2 Robbery 0
Swimming Pools 0
Tennis Courts 0
Other: 1 sandbox, 1 playground
Median Age: 20.9 Household Size: 5.03

Largest Employer: Kohler Foods: 125 employees

State Rank by Population: 44

Political Profile
Out of the 3,872 registered voters, 3,133 cast ballots in the November 2000 election.

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Highland is approximately 10,070 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 1,015 (1990).
The amount of land area in Highland is 17.154 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Highland to Washington DC is 1911 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 30 miles. (as the crow flies)
Highland is positioned 40.42 degrees north of the equator and 111.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Highland location: On a high bench between American Fork, Lehi and Alpine

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Highland is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Highland average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Highland average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

Highland History

Highland history:

Named for the Scottish Highlands, this area has become one of Utah’s fastest growing communities. It began as a small 15 family settlement. Highland was settled in 1853. It was finally officially incorporated as a city on July 13, 1977.  The settling of Highland: 1853.  The incorporation date of Highland: July 13, 1977


Highland attractions:

Highland Fling – mid summer
at Highland Heritage Park. Sporting events, cultural arts all 4 days. Children’s day, youth dance, parade and family events. Fireworks on Saturday. Phone – (801) 763-1617

Highland Elementary School

10865 N 6000 W
Highland, UT
Phone Number: (801) 756-8537

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Statistics for Highland Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 948
Number of Teachers: 36.80
Teacher to Student Percent: 25.80
Male: 505
Female: 443
Native American: 1
Asian: 15
Black: 5
Hispanic: 8
White: 919
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 34
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 22
Migrant Students: 3

Lone Peak High

10189 N 4800 W
Highland, UT
Phone Number: (801) 763-7050

Statistics for Lone Peak High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 10
High Grade: 12
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1646
Number of Teachers: 69.90
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.50
Male: 855
Female: 791
Native American: 6
Asian: 18
Black: 3
Hispanic: 26
White: 1593
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 84
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 53
Migrant Students: 0

Mt Ridge Jr High

5525 W 10400 N
Highland, UT
Phone Number: (801) 763-7010

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Statistics for Mt Ridge Jr High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 09
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1753
Number of Teachers: 60.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 29.20
Male: 918
Female: 835
Native American: 8
Asian: 19
Black: 3
Hispanic: 26
White: 1697
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 97
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 39
Migrant Students: 0

Sources: Highland City, 1990 Census, Utah County Elections, “Utah Place Names” by Van Cott, State Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Alpine Police Dept and County Realtors.
*Figures represent crimes committed in both Alpine City and Highland

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