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Welcome to Highlands ...

The Town of Highlands is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Highlands has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Highlands has a population of 12,183 people<3> (see below for details).

Highlands is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Highlands lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Highlands had an population of 12,183 people. This is a decrease of 2.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Highlands had a population of 12,492 people. This makes Highlands the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Highlands represents 0.06% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,492 people, the population of Highlands has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,484 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Highlands.

Communities near Highlands ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Highlands.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Highlands
    • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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    • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Highlands
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
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    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Highlands
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,294 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortlandt
  • Ossining [Westchester County]
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    • Ossining [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Highlands
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,702 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossining
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haverstraw [Rockland County]
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      • Haverstraw [Rockland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
    • Yorktown [Westchester County]
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      • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
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      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Spring Valley [Rockland County]
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      • Spring Valley [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<6>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
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      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
    • Warwick [Orange County]
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      • Warwick [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Highlands
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Highlands. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Highlands.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Highlands. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Highlands.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Highlands. See our Newspapers Page for Highlands.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Highlands ...

Looking for more information about Highlands? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Highlands, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Highlands.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Orange County

About New York

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 Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Highlands.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Highlands - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HighlandsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highlands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3601, Longitude: -74.0171       In this case, the coordinates for Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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