Highland Park, NJ
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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 93.24% 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 (23.49%), management occupations (13.68%), and office and administrative support (7.71%).

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.

Even though Highland Park is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train 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 Highland Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Highland Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.13% 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 Highland Park in 2010 was $38,502, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,008 for a family of four. However, Highland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland Park is a very 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 13.05% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Park include Polish, Russian, German, and Italian.

Highland Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.94%.

The most common language spoken in Highland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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