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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hightstown who work in management occupations (12.32%), sales jobs (8.79%), and food service (8.34%).

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

In addition, Hightstown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Even though Hightstown is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Hightstown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.52% of adults in Hightstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hightstown in 2010 was $36,340, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,360 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 36.84% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hightstown include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Hightstown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.50%.

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