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Population (year 2000): 13,999. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,268 (+1.9% change)
Males: 6,758 (48.3%), Females: 7,241 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $53,250 (year 2000)
Median house value: $183,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Highland Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.0%)
  • Hispanic (8.2%)
  • Black (7.9%)
  • Chinese (5.2%)
  • Asian Indian (4.7%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Korean (1.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (9.8%), Irish (9.1%), German (8.1%), Russian (7.8%), Polish (7.5%), English (5.0%).

New! Park, New Jersey forum

Land area: 1.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Highland Park

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 35.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park borough

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

29.2% Foreign born (13.3% Asia, 7.9% Europe, 5.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +714 (+5.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (4.2 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (23.2 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (37.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Brunswick, NJ New (1.7 miles Hill, NJ (3.1 miles Society NJ (3.4 miles Milltown, NJ (4.0 miles Somerset, NJ Edison, (4.2 miles Brunswick, NJ (4.8 miles East Brunswick Township, NJ (4.8 miles North River, NJ (4.9 miles South

Latitude: 40.50 N, Longitude: 74.43 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (35.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,751 (-26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 837 (11.2%)


 

Crime in Highland Park by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 3 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 21.4 21.4 7.1 7.1 7.1 0.0
Robberies 6 2 7 1 6 5
    per 100,000 42.9 14.3 50.0 7.1 42.9 35.7
Assaults 4 4 5 2 7 6
    per 100,000 28.6 28.6 35.7 14.3 50.0 42.9
Burglaries 46 46 31 54 69 26
    per 100,000 328.6 328.6 221.4 385.7 492.9 185.7
Thefts 203 178 187 186 160 165
    per 100,000 1450.1 1271.5 1335.8 1328.7 1142.9 1178.7
Auto thefts 12 10 9 16 21 14
    per 100,000 85.7 71.4 64.3 114.3 150.0 100.0
115.0 98.1 99.1 97.1 117.9 87.4


Average climate in Highland Park, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Highland

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Highland Park city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 23.7 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: L.J. Smith - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: May 13, 1980).


Hospitals/medical centers near Highland Park:
  • ST PETERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIV HOSP (about 2 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • UNIVERSITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 5 miles; PISCATAWAY, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Highland Park:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 22 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 31 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 33 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Highland Park:
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 11 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)
  • OLD BRIDGE (about 15 miles; OLD BRIDGE, NJ; ID: 3N6)
  • LINDEN (about 16 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)

Amtrak stations near Highland Park:
  • 2 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 2 $7,690 $46,140 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,510 $33,060 20 $4,652
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $29,860 $35,832 2 $2,956
Water Supply 4 $15,378 $46,134 0 $0
Local Libraries 8 $29,642 $44,463 10 $5,012
Other and Unallocable 8 $18,934 $28,401 10 $5,382
Other Government Administration 4 $13,042 $39,126 8 $3,058
Solid Waste Management 9 $31,472 $41,962 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $21,468 $51,523 1 $1,348
Judicial and Legal 4 $12,828 $38,484 3 $6,016
Police Protection - Officers 29 $161,430 $66,798 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $14,916 $29,832 6 $3,360
Firefighters 1 $6,086 $73,032 9 $9,132
Streets and Highways 3 $10,490 $41,960 0 $0
Welfare 1 $2,168 $26,016 1 $1,376
Health 0 $0   2 $2,754
Totals for Government 96 $380,914 $47,614 72 $45,046


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Park:
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 2 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 30,649)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 6 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
  • RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,283)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
Public high school in Highland Park:
  • HIGHLAND PARK HIGH (Students: 690; Location: 102 NORTH FIFTH AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Highland Park:
  • BARTLE SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 435 MANSFIELD STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • IRVING (Students: 428; Location: 121 SOUTH ELEVENTH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle school in Highland Park:
  • Y M Y W HEBREW ASSOCIATION (Students: 140; Location: 2 SO ADELAIDE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Highland Park:
  • HIGHLAND PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $737,251; Location: 31 NORTH 5TH AVENUE; 67,156 books; 2,127 audio materials; 236 video materials; 169 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Highland Park Higvh School is not grades 7-12. There is a Middle School which is 7-8 and the High School is 9-12.

Churches in Highland Park include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Saint Paul The Apostle Church (B), Trinity United Methodist Church (C), Reformed Church of Highland Park (D), Cenacle Convent (E).

Park in Highland Park: Donaldson County Park (1).


Highland Park compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Park:
  • WCTC (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Park:
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WRSU-FM (88.7 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF RUTGERS)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Park:
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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