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Highland Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Highland Park had a population of 14,727 as of July 1, 2017. Highland Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland Park is located at latitude 40.5008 and longitude -74.4279 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Highland Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Borough of Highland Park (GNIS ID: 885252) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Highland Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,727
Daytime Population: Workers 3,278
Daytime Population: Residents 6,415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,693
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 14,721
Population in Familes 10,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 8,130
Diversity Index3 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,492
Average Household Income $117,094
Per Capita Income $48,620

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,302 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,811 (59.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $372,655
Average Home Value $415,693
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,113
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,390
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.72%
Households 0.55% 0.6%
Families 0.52% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Highland Park, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Park to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 86th
Population Density # 43 92nd
Diversity Index # 123 77th
Median Household Income # 283 48th
Per Capita Income # 144 74th

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