Highland Lakes, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Highland Lakes, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 4,858 as of July 1, 2018. Highland Lakes ranks in the lower 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 Highland Lakes is located at latitude 41.1706 and longitude -74.4632 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389926) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Highland Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sussex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland Lakes: Highland Lake.

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


Total Population 4,858
Population in Households 4,858
Population in Familes 4,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,125
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $83,006
Average Household Income $96,216
Per Capita Income $35,908


Total Housing Units 2,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,697 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $254,343
Average Home Value $272,347


Total Households 1,848
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,389
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 -0.19% -0.47%
Households -0.19% -0.46%
Families 0.08% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Highland Lakes, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Lakes 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 # 266 51st
Population Density # 416 24th
Diversity Index # 440 20th
Median Household Income # 267 51st
Per Capita Income # 339 38th

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