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Highland Acres, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Highland Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 3,603 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.1163 and longitude -75.5183 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Acres Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Acres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Highland Acres, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,603
Daytime Population: Workers 340
Daytime Population: Residents 1,741
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,081
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 3,598
Population in Familes 3,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,404
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $79,138
Average Household Income $93,859
Per Capita Income $34,845


Total Housing Units 1,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,129 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $262,442
Average Home Value $280,349


Total Households 1,356
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,055
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.57%
Households 0.42% 0.51%
Families 0.21% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2017 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 # 28 65th
Population Density # 15 82nd
Diversity Index # 37 53rd
Median Household Income # 14 83rd
Per Capita Income # 20 75th

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