About Highland Park
Highland Park, Illinois is in Lake County, not too far from the downtown Chicago area (roughly 25 miles). As part of the Chicago metropolitan’s North Shore, the city has 29,641 residents according to 2016 data.
City household income is $100,967 as a median. Per family, the income sits at $317,235. While the city has its reputation for being richer, some families do live in poverty or even under the poverty line.
The age group with the least residents are those in the 18 to 24 camp, with just 4.6 percent. Otherwise, it’s a pretty even split. Kids 18 and younger add 27 percent to the population. Residents 25 to 44 years old contribute 25.5 percent and those in the 45-to-64 group comprise 27.8 percent of the population. The numbers dip off again for seniors 65 and up, as they’re just 15.1 percent of city residents.
Like some other Chicago cities and villages, Highland Park has a diverse population. This includes 7.28 percent of Latinos and Hispanics, 0.03 percent of Pacific Islanders, 0.18 percent of Native Americans, and 2.9 percent of Asians.
Highland Park has appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Home Alone, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and television program The Good Wife.
Highland Park Attractions and Entertainment
Are you visiting the city and you want something fun to do? Look no further than these attractions and entertainment options.
If you’re feeling summery, spend a day at Rosewood Beach. This gorgeous family beach recently underwent some major renovations, so all accommodations are relatively new. A pet-free beach, you can lounge around, sunbathe, splash in the waves, watch nature, and even grab a snack or two to beat the heat.
Also, you do not want to miss the Ravinia Festival. The name comes from a nearby village that got annexed before the 1900s. Today, thousands of people gather to the open-air pavilion that hosts the summer festival. There, they can enjoy live jazz, pop, and classic music all summer long.
The Ravinia Festival has the special distinction of being the first of its kind, as no other United States outdoor music festival has run for so long. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays all the time here, so it’s definitely worth checking out!
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