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 7,514 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 91.85% 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 office and administrative support (14.11%), management occupations (13.59%), and teaching (10.62%).

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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Haddon Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Haddon Heights 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, Haddon Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Haddon Heights’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small borough, Haddon Heights has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Haddon Heights is a pretty powerful place. 52.55% of the adults in Haddon Heights have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Haddon Heights in 2010 was $43,330, 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 $173,320 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Haddon Heights include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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