Highlands, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Highlands, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Highlands had a population of 5,102 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highlands: Parkertown.

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Highlands, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,102
Population in Households 5,102
Population in Familes 3,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,653
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $73,798
Average Household Income $108,645
Per Capita Income $56,984


Total Housing Units 3,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,434 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,242 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $318,078
Average Home Value $333,717


Total Households 2,676
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 1,176
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.17%
Households 0.24% 0.18%
Families 0.17% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2018 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 # 252 54th
Population Density # 70 87th
Diversity Index # 383 30th
Median Household Income # 336 39th
Per Capita Income # 102 81st

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