Highlands, New Jersey

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Population in 2019: 4,714 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 2,483  (52.7%)
Females: 2,231  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

52.7 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years

Zip codes: 07732.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,545 (it was $45,692 in 2000)
Highlands:

$62,545
NJ:

$85,751

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $59,886 (it was $29,369 in 2000)

Highlands borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $306,933 (it was $127,200 in 2000)
Highlands:

$306,933
NJ:

$348,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $526,256; detached houses: $568,594; townhouses or other attached units: $333,302; in 2-unit structures: $409,098; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $375,608; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,106; mobile homes: $76,143

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,231.

March 2019 cost of living index in Highlands: 121.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Highlands, NJ (2019)
    • 4,01784.6%White alone
    • 2365.0%Asian alone
    • 2385.0%Two or more races
    • 1322.8%Hispanic
    • 1222.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Highlands, New Jersey as of December 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Highlands is 1,629 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Highlands by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(59.7)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.7)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.3)
2
(41.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(139.9)
2
(40.3)
8
(150.5)
6
(113.4)
22
(415.2)
12
(238.9)
9
(178.7)
3
(60.4)
6
(121.2)
5
(102.0)
6
(124.0)
2
(41.7)
1
(20.9)
2
(42.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(319.9)
25
(503.5)
10
(188.1)
7
(132.3)
4
(75.5)
20
(398.2)
17
(337.6)
31
(623.9)
23
(464.7)
12
(244.7)
4
(82.7)
7
(146.0)
4
(83.4)
4
(84.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
59
(1,180)
48
(966.8)
45
(846.7)
24
(453.5)
52
(981.3)
50
(995.6)
50
(993.0)
37
(744.6)
39
(788.0)
46
(938.0)
17
(351.4)
24
(500.7)
24
(500.6)
5
(105.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(60.0)
4
(80.6)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
7
(132.1)
1
(19.9)
4
(79.4)
1
(20.1)
2
(40.4)
2
(40.8)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(20.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
City-Data.com crime index102.488.478.695.4143.8164.9133.393.297.678.358.751.130.018.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Highlands, NJ

Crime rate in Highlands detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
New Jersey average:

4.23
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Ancestries: Italian (29.6%), Irish (23.7%), Slovak (8.8%), American (4.8%), German (2.1%), Hungarian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 6,187 people per square mile   (high).

Highlands, New Jersey map

522 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe, 2.1% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

This borough:

11.0%
New Jersey:

22.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,468 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $7,146 (2.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Staten Island, NY (14.8 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (17.2 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Sea Bright borough, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Rumson borough, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Atlantic Highlands borough, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Navesink, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Fair Haven borough, NJ (2.0 miles ),
Leonardo, NJ (2.0 miles ),
Monmouth Beach borough, NJ (2.2 miles ),
Belford, NJ (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.40 N, Longitude: 73.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,735 (-36.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 315 (10.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 732

Distribution of median household income in Highlands, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Highlands, NJ in 2019
Highlands satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.6%
New Jersey:

9.9%
Historical population in Highlands, NJ
Historical housing units in Highlands, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +257 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in Highlands, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Highlands, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Highlands, New Jersey

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Highlands, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.2. This is worse than average.

City:

91.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.335. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.335
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.379. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.379
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.61
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Highlands-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Jersey state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Highlands borough center .

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.5 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highlands-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 273.0 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) earthquake occurred 246.3 miles away from the city center
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 108.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 284.7 miles away from Highlands 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) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from the city 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 214.7 miles away from Highlands 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 Monmouth County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highlands topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Highlands:

  • ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS NURSING HOM (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ)
  • MEDICENTER-REDBANK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RED BANK, NJ)
  • NAVESINK HOUSE NURSING UNIT (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RED BANK, NJ)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOC OF CENTRAL JERSEY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; RED BANK, NJ)
  • NEW IVY HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NJ)
  • WITMER HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LONG BRANCH, NJ)
  • GREATER MONMOUTH VISITING NURSE ASSOC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LONG BRANCH, NJ)

Amtrak station near Highlands:

  • 20 miles: KENNEDY AIRPORT NEW YORK (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highlands:

  • Monmouth University (about 9 miles; West Long Branch, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,986)
  • Brookdale Community College (about 10 miles; Lincroft, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,879)
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College (about 13 miles; Brooklyn, NY; FT enrollment: 13,402)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College (about 16 miles; Brooklyn, NY; FT enrollment: 13,287)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 17 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College (about 19 miles; Brooklyn, NY; FT enrollment: 5,096)
  • LIU Brooklyn (about 20 miles; Brooklyn, NY; FT enrollment: 6,999)

Public high schools in Highlands:

  • HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 473, Location: 1 GRAND TOUR, Grades: 7-12)
  • MARINE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Location: 305 MAST WAY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Highlands:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Highlands: Highlands First Aid Squad (A), Highlands Fire Department (B), Navesink Lighthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Highlands include: Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook County Park (1), Twin Lights State Historic Site (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jason Mewes - Film actor.

Monmouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

1.9 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

44.2%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

10.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
6 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Highlands (2011 data):

  • Valley National Bank: Highlands Branch at 301 Shore Drive, branch established on 2007/01/22. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Highlands:

Marital status in Highlands, NJ
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Highlands:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
New Jersey average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Highlands
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Highlands, NJ (based on Monmouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic262,03148
Mainline Protestant37,657131
Other31,79470
Evangelical Protestant16,025106
Black Protestant6,50733
Orthodox6,3779
None269,989-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 165
This county:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Monmouth County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 117
Monmouth County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 623
Monmouth County:

9.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monmouth County:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
New Jersey:

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

21.8%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Highlands:

48.1%
New Jersey:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Highlands:

25.2%
State:

20.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Highlands:

36.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Highlands:

55.1%
New Jersey:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
New Jersey:

80.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highlands, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$111,124$88,8990$0
Police - Other 4$6,696$20,0885$3,924
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$17,311$51,9338$13,024
Streets and Highways 3$12,814$51,2562$4,062
Fire - Other 1$2,862$34,3440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,628$43,5363$1,534
Sewerage 1$1,300$15,6000$0
Health 0$0 1$2,182
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$3,000
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,308
Totals for Government 29$155,735$64,44225$29,034

Highlands government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $871,000 ($184.77)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($14.64)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,551,000 ($541.15)
    Police Protection: $2,067,000 ($438.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,131,000 ($239.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,086,000 ($230.38)
    Sewerage: $658,000 ($139.58)
    Central Staff Services: $288,000 ($61.09)
    Regular Highways: $276,000 ($58.55)
    Financial Administration: $272,000 ($57.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $247,000 ($52.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000 ($51.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($48.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000 ($37.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $94,000 ($19.94)
    General Public Buildings: $91,000 ($19.30)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($17.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $199,000 ($42.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $188,000 ($39.88)
    Other - Health - Other: $58,000 ($12.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $57,000 ($12.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,879,000 ($610.73)

Highlands government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $586,000 ($124.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000 ($115.19)
    Other: $13,000 ($2.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $611,000 ($129.61)
    Other: $111,000 ($23.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $147,000 ($31.18)
    Rents: $60,000 ($12.73)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($9.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($2.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,040,000 ($220.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $347,000 ($73.61)
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000 ($9.33)
    Other: $32,000 ($6.79)
  • Tax - Property: $7,556,000 ($1602.89)
    Other License: $222,000 ($47.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $28,000 ($5.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000 ($4.03)

Highlands government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,919,000 ($831.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,628,000 ($769.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,000 ($61.73)

Highlands government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,132,000 ($452.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,103,000 ($658.25)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($94,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,410 average AGI)
Monmouth County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ocean County, NJ  0.78% ($74,580 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.74% ($88,720)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.24% ($135,735)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($82,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,513 average AGI)
Monmouth County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ocean County, NJ  1.00% ($68,944 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.57% ($71,333)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.23% ($81,096)

Businesses in Highlands, NJ

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Highlands:

  • 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)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highlands:

  • WWZY (107.1 FM; LONG BRANCH, NJ; Owner: PRESS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WHTG-FM (106.3 FM; EATONTOWN, NJ; Owner: PRESS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • 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.)
  • WBJB-FM (90.5 FM; LINCROFT, NJ; Owner: BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)

TV broadcast stations around Highlands:

  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; 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.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • 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)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
Highlands fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Highlands fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.2mTotal length
  • 57,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,280Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69,550Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1 Scenic Drive (26860) (Lat: 40.406944 Lon: -74.002639), Type: Bant, Structure height: 43.3 m, Overall height: 52.1 m, Call Sign: KNKA311
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2016, Expiration Date: 10/01/2026, Certifier: David C JatlowRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • One Senic Dr (Lat: 40.407056 Lon: -74.008750), Call Sign: WNNB201,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 11/15/2023, Registrant: County Of Monmouth, 2000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, Phone: (732) 431-7915, Fax: (732) 431-7103, Email:
  • 171 Bay Ave (Lat: 40.401778 Lon: -73.984583), Type: Building, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPHF854, Licensee ID: L00044771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.68000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2000, Expiration Date: 05/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2005, Certifier: Richard C Schwartz, Registrant: Highlands, Borough Of, 171 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1623, Phone: (732) 872-1224
  • Sandy Hook State Park (Lat: 40.398722 Lon: -73.978750), Call Sign: KDR382,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.375 MHz, 159.465 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/26/2021, Registrant: New Jersey Forest Fire Service, 501 East State St. Mail Code 501-04, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, Phone: (609) 292-2977, Fax: (609) 984-0378, Email:
  • Twin Lights Light House Historic Site (Lat: 40.395944 Lon: -73.985694), Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: KGS79,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.325 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/31/2023, Certifier: David B Harrison, Registrant: New Jersey Forest Fire Service, 501 East State St. Mail Code 501-04, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, Phone: (609) 292-2977, Fax: (609) 984-0378, Email:
  • HIGHLANDS, Lat: 40.395944 Lon: -73.985694, Call Sign: WPWE414,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.345 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 10/28/2022, Certifier: Maris G Gabliks, Registrant: New Jersey Forest Fire Service, 501 East State St. Mail Code 501-04, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, Phone: (609) 292-2977, Fax: (609) 984-0378, Email:
  • Lat: 40.403333 Lon: -74.008889, Call Sign: WQSJ282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2013, Expiration Date: 09/26/2023, Certifier: Christopher J Mullins, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Various Locations (Lat: 40.397583 Lon: -73.982889), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJA967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/1995, Expiration Date: 10/17/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2001, Phone: (516) 483-1180
  • HIGHLANDS, 101 Portland Rd (Lat: 40.391333 Lon: -73.984222), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQRK687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 6555.00 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 06/06/2013, Expiration Date: 06/06/2023, Certifier: Robert Dawson, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • SANDY HOOK, West Of Mercer And Kearney Rd Intersection (Lat: 40.463250 Lon: -74.004139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WRBL548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 04/20/2018, Expiration Date: 04/20/2028, Certifier: Peter Corea, Registrant: Cablevision Lightpath LLC, One Court Square West, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (929) 418-4386, Fax: (516) 803-2575, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 54 Shrewsbury Ave (Lat: 40.401500 Lon: -73.983194), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KXJ717,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.925 MHz, Grant Date: 09/21/1994, Expiration Date: 09/21/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Marine Associates, 54 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highlands)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1842J, N1842J, N-1842J, Serial Number: 28-24277, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Thilo Claus Agthe, 330 Shore Dr Apt B8, Highlands, NJ 07732
  • Aircraft: BURKHART GROB G 103 TWIN II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 18AG, N18AG, N-18AG, Serial Number: 3714, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 08/19/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Billy L Taylor, 1 Scenic Dr Unit 1110, Highlands, NJ 07732, Other Owners: Ronald K Almquist, James E Beckman, Peter L Kransnoff, Erik Mann
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8610T, N8610T, N-8610T, Serial Number: 52510, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel G Olasin, 41 Seaview Terrace, Highlands, NJ 07732
  • Aircraft: MAURER ELMO A V-STAR SA900 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21EM, N21EM, N-21EM, Serial Number: 109, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 02/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Asher Torren, 1 Scenic Dr, Highlands, NJ 07732
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 STANDARD (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 662GH, N662GH, N-662GH, Serial Number: P5ADCJ220700S9, Certificate Issue Date: 04/12/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Drone Go Home LLC, 25 Grand Tour, Highlands, NJ 07732
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/06/2019
  • Aircraft: PARROT AR DRONE 2.0 ELITE (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 662KH, N662KH, N-662KH, Serial Number: PS721801BJ5C, Certificate Issue Date: 04/12/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Drone Go Home LLC, 25 Grand Tour, Highlands, NJ 07732
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/06/2019
  • Aircraft: 3D ROBOTICS X8DIYCOPTER (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 699NH, N699NH, N-699NH, Serial Number: DGH1000001, Certificate Issue Date: 04/21/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Drone Go Home LLC, 25 Grand Tour, Highlands, NJ 07732
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/06/2019

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$195,90037$209,892127$225,8276$62,00027$223,222
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,0009$236,44413$181,4620$02$270,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$255,0007$171,42968$221,5592$152,00010$176,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$222,0004$155,25036$215,2504$99,5006$228,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$135,0006$223,1670$01$135,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8001.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$311,5003$234,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$185,0002$301,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$203,0001$293,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$144,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$295,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8001.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highlands, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Highlands, NJ - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 20. The highest number of reported fires - 41 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Highlands, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (71.7%), and Outside Fires (14.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Highlands, NJ
    • 24171.7%Structure Fires
    • 4714.0%Outside Fires
    • 319.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 175.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highlands, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Highlands, NJ
  • 64.7%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Highlands, NJ
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Highlands compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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