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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 5,855 people and five associated neighborhoods, Hightstown is the 287th largest community in New Jersey.

A relatively large number of people in Hightstown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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: 35.29% of adults in Hightstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hightstown in 2022 was $46,044, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,176 for a family of four.

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 30.93% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hightstown include Italian, German, Irish, Russian, and Hungarian.

In addition, Hightstown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.49%).

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