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Highland Village, Texas

Highland Village is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. It is a suburb of Dallas, hugging the south side of the far western branch of Lewisville Lake. As of the 2010 United States Census the city's population was 15,056.[3]

Highland Village, Texas
Location of Highland Village in Denton County, Texas
Location of Highland Village in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°5′17″N 97°3′21″W / 33.08806°N 97.05583°W / 33.08806; -97.05583Coordinates: 33°5′17″N 97°3′21″W / 33.08806°N 97.05583°W / 33.08806; -97.05583
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyDenton
Municipal incorporationFebruary 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Charlotte Wilcox
Jon Kixmiller
Michael Lombardo
Barbara Fleming
Frederick Busche
Robert Fiester
Daniel Jaworski
 • City ManagerMichael Leavitt
Area
 • Total6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Land5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Elevation
554 ft (169 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total15,056
 • Density2,400/sq mi (910/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75077
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-33848[1]
GNIS feature ID1337748[2]
Websitewww.highlandvillage.org

HistoryEdit

Highland Village incorporated as a city February 1963.[4] It included 516 residents in the 1970 census, but the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport helped spur massive growth in the city's population: 3,246 in 1980, 7,027 in 1990, 12,173 in 2000, and 15,056 in 2010. The city remains a primarily residential area, though more business development is occurring.

GeographyEdit

Highland Village is located at 33°5′17″N 97°3′21″W / 33.08806°N 97.05583°W / 33.08806; -97.05583 (33.087940, -97.055874).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which 5.5 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), or 13.88%, is water.

GovernmentEdit

The City of Highland Village mayor and city council commissioned the development of a new logo in 2007, to replace the familiar red, white, and blue logo in use since the 1970s. Citizen reaction to spending taxpayer dollars on this venture has been decidedly mixed.[citation needed]

In the ten-year period from fiscal year 2002 to fy 2012, the Highland Village City Council negotiated and implemented commercial development projects that resulted in sales tax revenues booming from $430,758 in 2002 to $2,076,510 in 2012 (a 482% growth).

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1970516
19803,246529.1%
19907,027116.5%
200012,17373.2%
201015,05623.7%
Est. 201816,537[6]9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,602 people residing in the city. The population density was 2,736 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 2.6% African American, 0.40% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population. There were 4,843 households.[3]

TransportationEdit

Highland Village voted to become a member of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in September 2003. It is currently served with Commuter Express coach service to Denton and downtown Dallas. DCTA initiated bus service in Highland Village in January 2008. In 2011, Highland Village/Lewisville Lake station opened as a commuter rail station on DCTA's A-train.[8]

Arts and cultural lifeEdit

Highland Village hosts an annual hot air balloon festival sponsored by local Lions Clubs. Celebrate Highland Village, formerly known as Highland Village Days, is an annual event in August that includes a fireworks show, 1K and 5K runs, live music, and a family fishing in a stocked pond.


EducationEdit

Highland Village is served by the Lewisville Independent School District, which has three elementary schools and one middle school located in the city. Edward S. Marcus High School, located in Flower Mound but near Highland Village, is the city's principal high school.

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Highland Village has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b Census 2010.
  4. ^ Falcon et al. 2004, p. 39.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Peterson 2011.
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Highland Village, Texas

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