Haddon Heights, NJ
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Haddon Heights is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,588 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haddon Heights is the 259th largest community in New Jersey.

Haddon Heights is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Haddon Heights is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haddon Heights who work in management occupations (14.50%), teaching (12.58%), and office and administrative support (11.66%).

Also of interest is that Haddon Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Haddon Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Haddon Heights is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Haddon Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Haddon Heights perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Even though Haddon Heights is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Haddon Heights, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Haddon Heights is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.18% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Haddon Heights in 2010 was $45,496, 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 $181,984 for a family of four.

The people who call Haddon Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haddon Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Haddon Heights include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Haddon Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.