Hightstown, NJ
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Hightstown profile

Living in Hightstown

Hightstown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,900 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hightstown is the 287th largest community in New Jersey.

Hightstown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hightstown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hightstown who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (10.17%), and teaching (9.17%).

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.

The education level of Hightstown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.08% of adults in Hightstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hightstown in 2018 was $43,188, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,752 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 Asian. Hightstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.44% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hightstown include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.

In addition, Hightstown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.21%).

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