Highland Mills is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 3,468 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a census-designated place. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
Highland Mills is located at 41°21′5″N 74°7′40″W / 41.35139°N 74.12778°W / 41.35139; -74.12778 (41.351299, -74.127810).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km) of it is land and 0.58% is water. Highland Mills is located in Upstate New York.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,468 people, 1,196 households, and 955 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,007.5 per square mile (774.0/km²). There were 1,279 housing units at an average density of 740.4/sq mi (285.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.17% White, 5.07% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.36% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.05% of the population.
There were 1,196 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,581, and the median income for a family was $84,249. Males had a median income of $62,281 versus $37,857 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,257. About 1.7% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.
Highland Mills New York neighborhoods include: Highland Mills, Mineral Springs, Woodbury