Highland Park, New Jersey

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Population in 2013: 14,361 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 
Males: 7,046  (49.1%)
Females: 7,315  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 08904.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $76,419 (it was $53,250 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$76,419
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $41,028 (it was $28,767 in 2000)

Highland Park borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $351,176 (it was $179,000 in 2000)
Highland Park:

$351,176
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $395,300; Detached houses: $408,054; Townhouses or other attached units: $381,542; In 2-unit structures: $359,823; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $405,389; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $269,299

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,250.

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  • White alone - 8,841 (62.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2,388 (16.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,571 (11.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,015 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 180 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.1%)

Races in Highland Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highland Park: 125.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (8.0%), Russian (5.8%), German (5.5%), Polish (5.2%), Irish (5.1%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Land area: 1.84 square miles.

Population density: 7,811 people per square mile   (high).

Highland Park,NJ real estate house value index trend

Highland Park, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Highland Park:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Park borough:

  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

3,869 residents are foreign born (13.1% Asia, 6.9% Europe).

This borough:  27.1%
New Jersey:  21.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $9,341 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $8,685 (2.6%)

Highland Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (3.6 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (16.0 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (26.9 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities: New Brunswick, NJ (1.2 miles ), East Franklin, NJ (1.6 miles ), Society Hill, NJ (1.7 miles ), Somerset, NJ (1.7 miles ), Voorhees, NJ (1.8 miles ), Milltown borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), Edison, NJ (1.9 miles ), North Brunswick Township, NJ (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.50 N, Longitude: 74.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,071 (-28.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 792 (11.2%)

Highland Park household income distribution Highland Park home values distribution

Crime rates in Highland Park by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.07.00.00.00.00.06.90.00.0
Rapes 3111011111210
per 100,000 22.07.17.07.00.07.07.07.17.17.013.87.10.0
Robberies 2716595486663
per 100,000 14.749.67.041.934.963.435.028.356.542.041.542.821.2
Assaults 45276410524854
per 100,000 29.335.414.048.941.928.270.035.414.128.055.335.628.3
Burglaries 46315469263032472931354257
per 100,000 337.4219.6377.8482.3181.6211.2224.1333.0204.7217.2242.1299.4403.4
Thefts 178187186160165172180157211166131150174
per 100,000 1305.71324.71301.41118.51152.21211.01260.61112.51489.51163.2906.31069.21231.5
Auto thefts 109162114515109921216
per 100,000 73.463.8112.0146.897.835.2105.070.963.563.113.885.5113.2
Arson 1300020200000
per 100,000 7.321.30.00.00.014.10.014.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 118.8109.6106.2128.292.7119.7113.5102.7113.298.2111.4104.3106.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Highland Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
New Jersey average:

3.38
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +714 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (13%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Highland Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Highland Park, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Highland Park-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Highland Park borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 21.1 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Park-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.9 miles away from Highland Park center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from Highland Park center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Park topographic map

Birthplace of: L.J. Smith - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: May 13, 1980), Willie Garson - Actor, Darrell K. Sweet - Illustrator.

Hospitals and medical centers near Highland Park:

  • RW JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • CARES SURGI CENTER, LLC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • ST PETER'S UNIVERSITY TCU (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • EDISON ESTATES INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • JFK HARTWYCK AT EDISON ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)

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.
  • 7 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.
  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Park:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 2 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 4 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Union County College (about 13 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 16 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 17 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Princeton University (about 17 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)

Public high school in Highland Park:

Private high school in Highland Park:

  • CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 319 N 3RD AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Highland Park:

Private elementary/middle school in Highland Park:

  • CHILDRENS HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 417 MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Highland Park, School District: HIGHLAND PARK BOROUGH

Library in Highland Park:

  • HIGHLAND PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $946,948; Location: 31 N. FIFTH AVENUE; 69,257 books; 1,752 audio materials; 1,156 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 164 print 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.
  • 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.

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Notable locations in Highland Park: Highland Park First Aid Squad (A), Friendly Care Medical Transportation (B), Highland Park Fire Department (C), Highland Park Police Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Highland Park include: All Nations Community Church (A), Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George (B), Synagogue of the Sephardic Congregation Etz Ahrim (C), All Saints Episcopal Church (D), Reformed Church of Highland Park (E), Saint Paul the Apostle Church (F), Trinity United Methodist Church (G), Cenacle Convent (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Highland Park: Donaldson County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.385. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.385
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.749. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.749
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Highland Park and their reported violations in the past:

HIGHLAND PARK W DEPT (Population served: 14,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  55.6%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other group homes in 2000
4 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Highland Park, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Highland Park compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Highland Park (2011 data):

  • Unity Bank: Highland Park Branch at 104 Raritan Avenue, branch established on 1999/06/28. Info updated 2006/10/31: Bank assets: $810.2 mil, Deposits: $647.4 mil, headquarters in Clinton, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Unity Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Highland Park Branch at 400 Raritan Avenue, branch established on 1973/03/24. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Provident Bank: Highland Park at 301-303 Raritan Avenue, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $7,097.5 mil, Deposits: $5,186.9 mil, headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 83 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Highland Park Branch at 35 Woodbridge Avenue, branch established on 1969/12/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Highland Park travel time to work - commute Highland Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Highland Park borough (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.88%
Here: 59.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Muslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents76.4%10.0%1.7%1.6%1.4%
Congregations22.7%8.6%7.3%1.0%4.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%0.9%0.7%4.8%
Congregations6.4%6.1%4.5%0.6%38.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 221
Middlesex County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
Middlesex County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Middlesex County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
Here:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

18.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$30,266$72,6381$2,666
Other Government Administration 4$18,387$55,16110$6,048
Judicial and Legal 4$18,085$54,2555$11,898
Police Protection - Officers 29$227,587$94,1740$0
Police - Other 6$21,029$42,0588$6,645
Firefighters 1$8,580$102,96012$18,061
Streets and Highways 3$14,789$59,1560$0
Welfare 1$3,056$36,6721$2,722
Health 0$0 2$5,447
Solid Waste Management 9$44,369$59,1590$0
Sewerage 2$10,841$65,0460$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,769$46,61427$9,200
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$42,098$50,5182$5,846
Water Supply 4$21,680$65,0400$0
Local Libraries 8$41,790$62,68514$9,912
Other and Unallocable 8$26,694$40,04114$10,644
Totals for Government 96$537,020$67,12896$89,089

Highland Park government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,162,000 ($150.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $305,000 ($21.24)
    General - Other: $158,000 ($11.00)
    Sewerage: $133,000 ($9.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,760,000 ($261.82)
    General - Other: $3,330,000 ($231.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,051,000 ($142.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,064,000 ($74.09)
    Libraries: $828,000 ($57.66)
    Water Utilities: $678,000 ($47.21)
    Sewerage: $678,000 ($47.21)
    Central Staff Services: $459,000 ($31.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000 ($30.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $375,000 ($26.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $293,000 ($20.40)
    Financial Administration: $275,000 ($19.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000 ($18.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($13.30)
    General Public Buildings: $98,000 ($6.82)
    Health - Other: $77,000 ($5.36)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $486,000 ($33.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $720,000 ($50.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($3.20)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($2.92)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($2.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($20.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,492,000 ($382.42)

Highland Park government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,718,000 ($119.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $521,000 ($36.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,683,000 ($117.19)
    All Other: $70,000 ($4.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $85,000 ($5.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $517,000 ($36.00)
    Interest Earnings: $517,000 ($36.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($2.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,718,000 ($119.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,317,000 ($161.34)
    General Local Government Support: $1,687,000 ($117.47)
    All Other: $830,000 ($57.80)
    Health and Hospitals: $39,000 ($2.72)
  • Tax - Property: $9,379,000 ($653.09)
    Other License: $436,000 ($30.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $55,000 ($3.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.70)

Highland Park government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,799,000 ($821.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,639,000 ($740.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000 ($80.77)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,080,000 ($144.84)

Highland Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,750,000 ($261.12)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($792 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NJ  0.57% ($46,633 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.55% ($51,397)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.39% ($56,722)


6.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($888 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.65% ($64,341 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.50% ($66,985)
to Union County, NJ  0.46% ($49,757)

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.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)

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)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • 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.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Highland Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $7,600,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,030
Total average daily truck traffic: 747
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 27,030

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Police Headquarters 222 S 5th Ave (Lat: 40.413167 Lon: -74.496000), Call Sign: WRW25
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 05/03/2023
    Registrant: County Of Middleses, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872, Phone: (732) 316-7183, Fax: (732) 727-8993, Email:
  • 222 S 5th Ave (Lat: 40.496500 Lon: -74.424028), Call Sign: KEB271
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023
    Registrant: Highland Park Borough Police Dept., 222 South Fifth Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904, Phone: (732) 572-3800, Email:
  • 401 Cleveland Ave (Lat: 40.506778 Lon: -74.430139), Call Sign: KGM903, Licensee ID: L00044209
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.9800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2002, Expiration Date: 06/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2012
    Registrant: Albert Garlatti Construction Co, 401 Cleveland Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904, Phone: (908) 545-5727
  • 205 Woodbridge Ave (Lat: 40.502611 Lon: -74.413472), Call Sign: KEI924, Licensee ID: L00071874
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022
    Registrant: Mac Kinney Oil Company, 205 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904, Phone: (732) 572-0132
  • 4 S 3rd Ave (Lat: 40.497889 Lon: -74.434028), Call Sign: KNFA369
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 03/09/2022
    Registrant: Aa Checker Cab Association, 4 South 3rd Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904, Phone: (732) 545-2300
  • Lat: 40.501667 Lon: -74.424472, Call Sign: WQPJ870
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.312 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 467.187 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Brian R Humphrey
    Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NJ-NBW0085C, Valentine Street (Lat: 40.492167 Lon: -74.418833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQMD256
    Assigned Frequencies: 22125.0 MHz, 22275.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2010, Expiration Date: 07/01/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highland Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3508V , Serial Number: 14777, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 729 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Aircraft: CHOPER BREEZY (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5157 , Serial Number: S-1, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Ethan J Choper, 729 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S53A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 52227 , Serial Number: S53A-3070, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Steve Czaczkes, 428 Denison St, Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 20-A1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 716LG , Serial Number: 10096, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Herbert E Mischel, 117 Valentine St, Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76341 , Serial Number: 10758, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Ethan J Choper, 729 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 914FC , Serial Number: 18052086, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Glenn Sinibaldi, 171 Dartmouth St, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$350,47455$253,364278$259,00712$136,5009$175,2220$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$325,6674$270,25018$234,7223$65,3331$191,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$313,0006$202,50070$282,38610$64,4005$141,6001$225,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$235,0004$167,75074$259,8920$03$167,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$260,0002$307,50013$286,7690$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00 , 0012.00, 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$277,92311$322,818
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$417,0002$337,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$169,0003$304,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00 , 0012.00, 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 111
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Highland Park

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highland Park, NJ
Businesses in Highland Park, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Stop & Shop1
FedEx3UPS4
Papa John's Pizza1
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