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The Highland Acres CDP(1) had a population of 3,489 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Highland Acres, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,489 (100%)
Population in Households 3,479 (99.7%)
Population in Families 3,024 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 2,338
Diversity Index2 59
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $86,441
Average Household Income $97,038
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $36,270
Wealth Index5 91
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,036 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $269,283
Average Home Value $285,594
Housing Affordability Index3 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,326
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,021
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.04% -0.21%
Households 0.17% -0.17%
Families   -0.20%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%

Highland Acres, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Acres to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 67th
Population Density # 17 80th
Median Household Income # 26 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 66 84th
Per Capita Income # 34 58th
Diversity Index # 42 48th

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