Highland County, Virginia

Highland County: County in Virginia, United States


Highland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,321 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,200 inhabitants. Its county seat is Monterey. The county was created 176 years ago in 1846.

Highland County locator map
Location of Highland County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Highland County

Population : 2,200 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Highland County, Highlands County
Area : 1077 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : elevation
Capital : Monterey
Establishment : January 01, 1847
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:46:55 (29th November 2023)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.5% (2010-2020)
Weather : 40℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Highland County Courthouse image
Highland County Courthouse
Highland County Courthouse image


Highland County is located at 38°21'44"N 79°34'7"W (38.3623300, -79.5685400). It has 4 neighbors: Bath County, Pendleton County, Augusta County and Pocahontas County.

Highland County map

Highland County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Highland County.

City Name Population Title
Monterey 136 Town in Virginia


Highland County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 12 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. more

Highland County has 4 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Highland County decreased by 5.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,321 - census
2011 2,260 -2.7% estimation process
2012 2,234 -1.16% estimation process
2013 2,205 -1.32% estimation process
2014 2,238 1.47% estimation process
2015 2,196 -1.91% estimation process
2016 2,210 0.63% estimation process
2017 2,217 0.32% estimation process
2018 2,208 -0.41% estimation process
2019 2,190 -0.82% estimation process
2020 2,200 0.45% estimation process

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People born in Highland County (3)

People born in Highland County, including politician Lloyd C. Bird, swimming coach Ray Bussard, judge Adam Clarke Snydor, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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