Highlands is located in southeast Texas. Highlands is part of Harris County. Highlands has 4.88 square miles of land area and 1.64 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Highlands population is 7,775, which has grown 9.68% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Highlands median household income is $55,455 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 34.31% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 31.68% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Highlands median house value is $94,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 41.93% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 59.27% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Highlands is close to the state average in quality. The Highlands area code is 281.