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Highland Acres, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Highland Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 3,606 as of July 1, 2018. Highland Acres ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Acres is located at latitude 39.1209 and longitude -75.5219 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Acres Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Highland Acres Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389924) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Highland Acres Census Designated Place is located within Dover Division of Kent County.

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Highland Acres, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,606
Population in Households 3,600
Population in Familes 3,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,406
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $81,219
Average Household Income $97,404
Per Capita Income $36,211


Total Housing Units 1,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,097 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $301,724
Average Home Value $284,591


Total Households 1,359
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,055
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.51% 0.46%
Households 0.4% 0.38%
Families 0.19% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

Highland Acres, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Acres to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 66th
Population Density # 15 82nd
Diversity Index # 37 53rd
Median Household Income # 11 87th
Per Capita Income # 18 78th

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