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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Atlantic Highlands is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Monmouth County at latitude 40.4135 and longitude -74.0225. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Atlantic Highlands, but most people and references simply refer to it as Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Atlantic Highlands indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Atlantic Highlands (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 3.27 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atlantic Highlands: Portland Point, Portland Poynt.

Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ Boundary Map


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Atlantic Highlands, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,271
Population in Households 4,270
Population in Familes 3,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,313
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,833
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,272 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $361,515
Average Home Value $434,257


Median Household Income $88,280
Average Household Income $117,690
Per Capita Income $50,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.62% -0.35%
Households -0.47% -0.33%
Families -0.54% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic Highlands to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 285 48th
Population Density1 # 205 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 396 28th
Median Household Income # 186 66th
Per Capita Income # 103 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.