Highfield-Cascade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,141 at the 2000 census.
Highfield-Cascade is located at 39°43′0″N 77°29′27″W / 39.71667°N 77.49083°W / 39.71667; -77.49083 (39.716692, −77.490887).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,141 people, 440 households, and 315 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 669.9 people per square mile (259.1/km²). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 281.2/sq mi (108.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.42% White, 28.18% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.
There were 440 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $53,036. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $26,106 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,969. About 5.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.