Hightstown, NJ
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Hightstown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,517 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hightstown is the 305th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Hightstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hightstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hightstown is a borough of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hightstown who work in management occupations (14.65%), teaching (9.00%), and office and administrative support (8.93%).

In addition, Hightstown 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.

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

The citizens of Hightstown are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.73% of adults in Hightstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hightstown in 2010 was $36,963, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,852 for a family of four. However, Hightstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hightstown is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Hightstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hightstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hightstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.57% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hightstown include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hightstown's cultural character, accounting for 23.48% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hightstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.