Hightstown, NJ 08520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hightstown, NJ 08520

Acceptable Alternative
East Windsor, NJ 08520

Not Acceptable, USPS
E Windsor, NJ 08520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 786
  • PO Box Addresses: 328
  • Residential Addresses: 10,621
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 857
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,764

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Hightstown, NJ 08520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,816
Daytime Population: Workers 7,957
Daytime Population: Residents 13,823
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,780
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 29,622
Population in Familes 24,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density2 1,666
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $88,137
Average Household Income $114,716
Per Capita Income $42,374


Total Housing Units 11,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,411 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,539 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 589 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $300,080
Average Home Value $323,037


Total Households 10,950
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 7,671
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 0.37% 0.32%
Households 0.35% 0.32%
Families 0.27% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Hightstown, NJ 08520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08520 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 91 84th
Population Density # 313 46th
Diversity Index # 69 88th
Median Household Income # 241 59th
Per Capita Income # 237 59th

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