Hightstown, NJ 08520 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Hightstown, NJ 08520

Acceptable Alternative
East Windsor, NJ 08520

Not Acceptable, USPS
E Windsor, NJ 08520

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 811
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,699
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 769
  • County: Mercer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.255, Longitude -74.516
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 08520 has segments in 2 Counties (Mercer, Monmouth).

Hightstown, NJ 08520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08520 to the other 567 ZIP Codes 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 # 99 83rd
Population Density1 # 312 45th
Diversity Index2 # 76 87th
Median Household Income # 202 65th
Per Capita Income # 223 61st

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Hightstown, NJ 08520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 28,062
Population in Households 27,875
Population in Familes 23,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 1,603
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 10,131
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 7,218
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,104 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,027 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $424,192
Average Home Value $487,637


Median Household Income $91,770
Average Household Income $114,343
Per Capita Income $41,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.25%
Households 0.09% 0.2%
Families 0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.

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