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Highlands, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Highlands had a population of 4,975 as of July 1, 2017. Highlands ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highlands is located at latitude 40.4047 and longitude -73.9881 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Highlands (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Highlands (GNIS ID: 885253) 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 Highlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highlands: Parkertown.

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


Total Population 4,975
Daytime Population: Workers 856
Daytime Population: Residents 1,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,800
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 4,975
Population in Familes 3,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,487
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $70,613
Average Household Income $105,408
Per Capita Income $55,321


Total Housing Units 3,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,401 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,210 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $310,915
Average Home Value $329,979


Total Households 2,611
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 1,153
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 -0.08% 0.04%
Households -0.06% 0.09%
Families -0.08% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Highlands, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highlands 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 # 264 52nd
Population Density # 73 87th
Diversity Index # 383 30th
Median Household Income # 326 40th
Per Capita Income # 98 82nd

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