Atlantic Highlands is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,336 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Atlantic Highlands is the 346th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Atlantic Highlands are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Atlantic Highlands is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Atlantic Highlands is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlantic Highlands who work in sales jobs (14.42%), office and administrative support (13.94%) and management occupations (9.30%).
Also of interest is that Atlantic Highlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Atlantic Highlands is also a borough of artists. Atlantic Highlands has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Atlantic Highlands’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.64% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Atlantic Highlands is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Atlantic Highlands a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Atlantic Highlands has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Atlantic Highlands’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Atlantic Highlands is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Atlantic Highlands, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Atlantic Highlands is a relatively small borough. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Atlantic Highlands are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.66% of adults in Atlantic Highlands have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Atlantic Highlands in 2010 was $40,418, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,672 for a family of four.
The people who call Atlantic Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atlantic Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Atlantic Highlands include Irish, German, Italian, English, Polish and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Atlantic Highlands is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,797|
|ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.26%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.74%|
|TYPE OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||74.72%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.87%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.51%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||15.91%|
|SIZE OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.74%|
|AGE OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.92%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||22.28%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.00%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||35.80%|
|ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$412,106|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,651|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||1.12%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.28%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||6.24%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||19.29%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||34.43%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||15.78%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||12.13%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||4.91%|
|PEOPLE OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.67%|
|5 TO 17||15.86%|
|18 TO 24||8.95%|
|25 TO 34||6.86%|
|35 TO 54||31.63%|
|55 TO 64||16.82%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.21%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.03%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$82,596|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$40,418|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.75%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.38%)
Information Technology (3.87%)
Public Service (2.56%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.65%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.41%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.53%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.96%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.61%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (33.26%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.27%)
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