Highlands, NJ

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Highlands Profile


Overview

Highlands is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,867 people and just one neighborhood, Highlands is the 321st largest community in New Jersey.

Occupations and Workforce

Highlands is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highlands is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in sales jobs (11.73%), office and administrative support (10.72%), and management occupations (9.46%).

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

Of important note, Highlands is also a borough of artists. Highlands has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Highlands’s character.


Setting & Lifestyle

Highlands is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Highlands, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Highlands, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Highlands is a relatively small borough. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Highlands Demographics

Highlands is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.97% of adults in Highlands have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Highlands in 2010 was $48,324, 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 $193,296 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Highlands 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Highlands 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Highlands 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Henry Hudson Regional School
1 Grand Tour
Highlands, NJ, 07732
07-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 27.0% 37.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 22.1% 32.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.9% 5.5%

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HIGHLANDS BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Highlands Elementary School
360 Navesink Avenue
Highlands, NJ, 07732
PK-06

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 63.8% 37.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.7% 32.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.0% 5.5%

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