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North Highlands

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North Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento - Arden-Arcade - Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 42,694 at the 2010 census, down from 44,187 at the 2000 census.GeographyNorth Highlands is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8sqmi, all of it land.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, North Highlands has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.InformationNorth Highlands' original school district was called the Grant Joint Union High School District but in 2008 merged with another school district, the Rio Linda Union School District, creating the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The local high school is Highlands High School, which is surrounded by quite a few elementary and charter schools. North Highlands is mostly a lower middle class residential housing area with some commercial and industrial regions around the former McClellan Air Force Base, now a civilian business center and airport called McClellan Business Park. North Highlands has a high crime rate for an area of its size, and a homicide rate four times the city itself. The section of Watt Avenue that passes though North Highlands is one of the most predominant areas for prostitution and narcotic sales in all of the north Sacramento area. Additionally, North Highlands has an increasing gang problem, specifically with the Crip and Norteno gangs.
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