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Highland, California
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So far, we have found very little information about Highland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Highland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Highland, please Contact Us.

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Our information shows that the community of Highland is historic. The information below applies to the area where Highland would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Highland was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Elevation: 1,950 feet [594.36 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1063, Longitude: -121.9338     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   37° 6' 22"
Lon:   -121° 56' 1"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Laurel

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Highland

GNIS ID:   1872754
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland)

About Santa Cruz County

The community of Santa Cruz is the County Seat for Santa Cruz County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Santa Cruz)


2016:<5>     274,673   (4.68% increase since 2010)  
2010:     262,382   (2.65% increase since 2000)
2000:     255,602

Total Area:<6>   607 sq. miles [1,572.6 km²]   - of which 26.68% is water (162 sq. miles [419.6 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   104,476

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Santa Cruz

GNIS ID:   277308
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland)

About California

From the US Census


2016:     39,250,017   (5.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     37,253,956   (9.99% increase since 2000)
2000:     33,871,648

Websites for State of California

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of California

GNIS ID:   1779778
FIPS State:   06

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Highland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Highland, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Highland.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Highland. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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