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 4,926 people and just one neighborhood, Highlands is the 321st largest community in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highlands is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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
One of the nice things about Highlands is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Highlands, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.23 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small borough, Highlands has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.