Highland County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Monterey and the largest city is Monterey. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.highlandcova.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 2,248 and the 2010 census population was 2,319. The land area is 415.16 square miles and there are 5.6 persons per square mile.
98.6% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.2% is two or more races. 78.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $171,700, there are 1,006 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,372, the median household income is $49,625, and 10.2% of the persons in Highland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 307. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,851, and sales per capita were $3,700.
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