Hightstown, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hightstown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hightstown had a population of 5,919 as of July 1, 2017. Hightstown 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 Hightstown is located at latitude 40.2685 and longitude -74.5258 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hightstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The Borough of Hightstown (GNIS ID: 885254) 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 Hightstown 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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Hightstown, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,919
Daytime Population: Workers 1,574
Daytime Population: Residents 2,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,082
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 5,822
Population in Familes 4,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 4,836
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $78,758
Average Household Income $106,375
Per Capita Income $38,661


Total Housing Units 2,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,248 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 869 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $272,248
Average Home Value $290,745


Total Households 2,117
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,445
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.78%
Households 0.96% 0.73%
Families 0.92% 0.71%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

Hightstown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hightstown 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 # 238 57th
Population Density # 113 79th
Diversity Index # 51 91st
Median Household Income # 271 50th
Per Capita Income # 267 51st

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