Highland Park is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,347 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 140th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Highland Park 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.
Highland Park is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland Park is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Park who work in teaching (20.76%), management occupations (15.50%), and office and administrative support (8.53%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Highland Park has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Highland Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Despite being a small borough, Highland Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland Park. 65.61% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $40,616, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,464 for a family of four. However, Highland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highland Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Highland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Highland Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.71% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Park include Russian, German, Polish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Highland Park's cultural character, accounting for 28.07% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Highland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.