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Highlands, California

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Census Data for Highlands ...

As far as we can tell, Highlands has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Highlands, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
 San Jose1,025,350   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 San Francisco870,887   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Oakland420,005   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 Fremont233,136   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Hayward158,937   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Sunnyvale152,771   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Santa Clara125,948   SE   23 miles [37 km]

San Mateo County ...

Highlands is located in San Mateo County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for San Mateo County.

Population Rings for Highlands ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Highlands and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Highlands. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Highlands, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]8259,405+6.67%
10 mi   [16 km]16552,697+6.8%
15 mi   [24 km]24805,739+6.22%
20 mi   [32 km]343,012,425+7.67%
25 mi   [40 km]463,507,102+7.74%
30 mi   [48 km]635,186,647+8.03%

Miscellaneous Information for Highlands ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either San Mateo County or the community of Highlands:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Highlands:

GNIS ID for Highlands: 1867028

GNIS ID for San Mateo County: 277305

GNIS ID for California: 1779778

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 06 (California)

County Code: 081 (San Mateo County)

Place Code: 33632 (Highlands)

State & County Code: 06/081 (California / San Mateo County)

State & Place Code: 06/33632 (California / Highlands)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Highlands is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Highlands.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Highlands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Mateo County:

The official website for State of California:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Highlands) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highlands. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highlands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5199, Longitude: -122.3439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Highlands.