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Highlands, NC Real Estate

Highlands, North Carolina is located in Macon County. Nearby cities and towns include Cashiers, Sky Valley, Glenville, Dillard, Franklin, Mountain City, Forest Hills, Clayton, Salem, Cullowhee, Tiger, Webster, Tate City, Walhalla, Dillsboro, Sylva, West Union, and Rosman. Highlands is a rural community with a population of 961. The median household income is $42,726. In Highlands, 65% of residents are married, and families with children reside in 19% of the households. Half the population of Highlands commutes 11 minutes or less to work, with 57% of residents holding white collar jobs and 43% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes in Highlands, NC is 18 years, with 18% of those homes owned, 5% rented, and 76% not occupied. In the previous year, 56 Highlands properties were sold. The median sale price of a home in Highlands in the previous year was $454,715.

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Highlands offers a range of educational opportunities with one elementary school and one high school.

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Highlands, NC Local Market & Demographic Data

Married vs. single

Highlands, NC
  • 35% Single
  • 65% Married
North Carolina
  • 50% Single
  • 50% Married

Male VS. Female

Highlands, NC
  • 53% Female
  • 47% Male
North Carolina
  • 51% Female
  • 49% Male

Average Age of Citizens in Highlands, NC

  • 51
  • 38
  • Highlands, NC
  • North Carolina

Average Age of Homes in Highlands, NC

  • 18
  • 22
  • Highlands, NC
  • North Carolina

Vacant Homes in Highlands, NC

  • 76%
  • 12%
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  • North Carolina

Average INCOME of Citizens

  • $79,445
  • $62,851
  • Highlands, NC
  • North Carolina

Owned Homes vs. Rented Homes

Highlands, NC
  • 18% Owned
  • 5% Rented
North Carolina
  • 57% Owned
  • 31% Rented