Highland has continued grow in population from its inception as a city, having been noted in previous years as the fastest growing community in the state, as well as having families with the largest number of children per capita. The 1980 census indicated a population of 2,435 and the 1990 census showed a population of 5,002. The present estimate is approximately 11,141. Highland is comprised of approximately 4,500 acres, or 7.03 sq. miles. Highland's zoning allows R-1-20 and R-1-40 single family residential zoning, with limited commercial development, and is a community of diverse interests where residents live a more rural lifestyle with animal rights, or live adjacent to the Alpine Country Club on smaller lots. Highland's current facilities include the Highland City building, six L.D.S. chapels, one elementary school, one Jr. High School, the Alpine Country Club and Golf Course, three city parks, and a commercial district located near the intersections of U-92 and SR-74. The year 1997-98 entailed the construction of sewer and pressurized irrigation infrastructures within the city.
Highland is a community that is accessible to Salt Lake City and Provo, and is a hub and home for many who commute to work. It has attracted many outstanding citizens, is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and has immediate access to the American Fork Canyon. Highland is a wonderful family oriented community.