Hightstown, New Jersey

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Population in 2014: 5,567 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 2,653  (47.7%)
Females: 2,914  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 08520.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,671 (it was $64,299 in 2000)
Hightstown:

$71,671
NJ:

$76,126

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,771 (it was $28,605 in 2000)

Hightstown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $274,546 (it was $137,300 in 2000)
Hightstown:

$274,546
NJ:

$328,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $333,298; Detached houses: $340,184; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,628; In 2-unit structures: $478,052; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $279,308; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,499

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,345.

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  • Races in Hightstown, NJ (2010)

    Hightstown races chart
    • 3,08856.2%White alone
    • 1,66430.3%Hispanic
    • 4137.5%Black alone
    • 2184.0%Asian alone
    • 891.6%Two or more races
    • 130.2%Other race alone
    • 70.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hightstown: 116.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (7.6%), Italian (3.6%), German (3.5%), Polish (2.5%), European (2.1%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 1.23 square miles.

Population density: 4,538 people per square mile   (average).

Hightstown,NJ real estate house value index trend

Hightstown, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Hightstown:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hightstown borough:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

1,599 residents are foreign born (20.4% Latin America, 3.0% Europe).

This borough:

28.9%
New Jersey:

21.8%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Hightstown, New Jersey as of December 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Hightstown to the number of sex offenders is 1,843 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $9,151 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $8,073 (3.0%)

Hightstown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Trenton, NJ (12.7 miles , pop. 85,403).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (29.6 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (37.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Twin Rivers, NJ (1.4 miles ), Cranbury, NJ (1.6 miles ), Clearbrook Park, NJ (2.0 miles ), Roosevelt borough, NJ (2.1 miles ), Princeton Meadows, NJ (2.2 miles ), Concordia, NJ (2.2 miles ), Rossmoor, NJ (2.3 miles ), Plainsboro Center, NJ (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 74.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -521 (-9.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 469 (16.0%)

Area code: 609

Hightstown household income distribution Hightstown home values distribution

Property values in Hightstown, NJ


Crime rates in Hightstown by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 01100010000000
per 100,000 0.018.818.70.00.00.019.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 21203002034021
per 100,000 37.618.837.40.056.60.00.037.70.054.471.80.035.918.2
Robberies 110666461642304
per 100,000 18.8187.7112.2112.4113.375.8114.218.9111.772.635.953.60.072.8
Assaults 5147888353644121
per 100,000 93.9262.7130.9149.9151.0151.657.194.355.9108.971.871.5215.318.2
Burglaries 20252617251413212516271383
per 100,000 375.6469.1486.2318.5472.0265.3247.4396.0465.5290.3484.6232.5143.554.6
Theft 8387657976706347466796514537
per 100,000 1,558.71,632.61,215.41,480.01,434.81,326.51,198.9886.3856.61,215.51,722.9912.0807.3673.8
Auto thefts 99426521244011
per 100,000 169.0168.974.837.5113.394.838.118.937.272.671.80.017.918.2
Arson 11021110020000
per 100,000 18.818.80.037.518.919.019.00.00.036.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.1) 162.0282.4223.2148.2209.0132.3152.0119.4114.5161.8191.183.2115.572.3

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

Crime rate in Hightstown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
New Jersey average:

2.53
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Hightstown, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hightstown-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Hightstown borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hightstown-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 79.9 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 254.9 miles away from Hightstown 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 78.3 miles away from the city 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 294.6 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 38.5 miles away from Hightstown 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 237.8 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 Mercer County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hightstown topographic map

Birthplace of: Eli Thompson Fryer - Marine Corps Brigadier General, John Hundley - Television executive, Reid Lamberty - Television news host, Rich Gunnell - College football player (Boston College Eagles).

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Hightstown: Eli Thompson Fryer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hightstown:

  • PRESBYTERIAN HOME - MEADOW LAKES (300 MEADOW LAKES)
  • SUN LAWN NURSING HOME (576 NORTH MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hightstown:

  • EMBRACING HOSPICECARE OF NEW JERSEY WEST LLC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CRANBURY, NJ)
  • GARDENS AT MONROE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION, T (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ)
  • ELMS OF CRANBURY, THE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CRANBURY, NJ)
  • CRANBURY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ)
  • DAVITA PRINCETON JUNCTION DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ)
  • MONROE VILLAGE HCC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JAMESBURG, NJ)
  • MERWICK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PLAINSBORO, NJ)

Heliports located in Hightstown:

Amtrak stations near Hightstown:

  • 7 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.
  • 13 miles: TRENTON (72 S. CLINTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hightstown:

  • Mercer County Community College (about 7 miles; West Windsor, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,728)
  • Princeton University (about 10 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Rider University (about 12 miles; Lawrenceville, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,960)
  • The College of New Jersey (about 14 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,573)
  • Thomas Edison State College (about 14 miles; Trenton, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 17 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 19 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)

Public high school in Hightstown:

Private high school in Hightstown:

  • PEDDIE SCHOOL (Students: 559, Location: 201 S MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hightstown:

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Notable locations in Hightstown: Hightstown First Aid Squad (A), Hightstown Engine Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hightstown include: First Presbyterian Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Mount Olivet Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Meadow Lakes (A), Peddie Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society (Museums; 164 North Main Street).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (384 Monmouth St), Days Inn (460 Route 33 East), Colonial-Windsor Motel (USHighway 130 North).

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0690. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0690
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.15
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.5%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.7 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  68.4%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
72 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
22 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Hightstown in 2000:

  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Hightstown, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Hightstown (2011 data):

  • 1st Constitution Bank: Hightstown Branch at 140 Mercer Street, branch established on 2007/02/27. Info updated 2011/08/31: Bank assets: $791.7 mil, Deposits: $624.5 mil, headquarters in Cranbury, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Constitution Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hightstown Branch at 105 South Main Street, branch established on 1870/01/01. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: East Windsor Banking Center at 392 Us Highway 130, branch established on 2009/12/15. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Windsor Shop Rite at 319 Ushy 130, branch established on 1998/02/25. 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 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.5
New Jersey average:

12.6

Hightstown travel time to work - commute Hightstown mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Hightstown borough (based on Mercer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic121,65026
Mainline Protestant29,63886
Evangelical Protestant17,27491
Other17,11538
Black Protestant5,14630
Orthodox1,9605
None173,730-
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: 107
Mercer County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Mercer County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Mercer County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 270
Here:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

22.2%
New Jersey:

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

20.1%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hightstown:

46.1%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Hightstown:

28.5
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hightstown:

9.3%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hightstown:

6.7
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.2%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Hightstown:

55.8%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hightstown, NJ Residents
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 4$30,560$91,6801$1,768
Other Government Administration 9$42,157$56,2098$6,135
Judicial and Legal 5$24,203$58,0875$3,491
Police Protection - Officers 14$61,282$52,5270$0
Police - Other 1$3,389$40,6683$3,351
Firefighters 6$21,375$42,7503$761
Streets and Highways 6$39,100$78,2000$0
Health 2$9,246$55,4761$1,367
Solid Waste Management 2$10,774$64,6442$4,334
Sewerage 10$50,762$60,9140$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,751$51,0040$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$18,105$54,3150$0
Water Supply 2$14,879$89,2740$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$4,277
Totals for Government 68$338,583$59,75025$25,484

4.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($948 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.77% ($73,725 average AGI)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.45% ($49,580)
from Bucks County, PA  0.30% ($47,857)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($69,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,167 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.17%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.61% ($59,888 average AGI)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.58% ($57,591)
to Bucks County, PA  0.47% ($72,199)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hightstown:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUD (1260 AM; 5 kW; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hightstown:

  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WWFM (89.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W220AG (91.9 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, ETC., NJ; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOC.)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WPST (97.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WTHK (94.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Hightstown:

  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • 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.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
Hightstown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Hightstown fatal accident list:

May 28, 2005 10:29 PM, Sr-33, 539, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 1, 2005 06:07 PM, 571, Oak Lane, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 3, 1999 02:27 PM, 571, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1994 12:51 AM, Cr571, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 20, 1984 00:31 AM, Cr571, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 23, 1981 07:09 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $4,826,000Total costs
  • 32,914Total average daily traffic
  • 1,157Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,116Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hightstown)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Hightstown, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • NJTPK EXIT 8 TOLL PL, New Jersery Turnpike - Interchange #8 Toll Plaza 15 Davidson Road (Lat: 40.266083 Lon: -74.513667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 69.2 m, Overall height: 70.7 m, Call Sign: WQKR412
    Assigned Frequencies: 10825.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2009, Expiration Date: 02/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2013, Certifier: James J.R. TalbotRegistrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:
  • N41, 415 Mercer Road (Lat: 40.262694 Lon: -74.532500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQMJ958, Licensee ID: L00959074
    Assigned Frequencies: 23130.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2010, Expiration Date: 08/30/2020, Certifier: Alan MacdonaldRegistrant: Telecom Transport Management, Inc., 146 N. Canal Street, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98103, Phone: (206) 569-3041, Fax: (206) 545-9585, Email:
  • Hightstown, 153 First Ave (Lat: 40.269083 Lon: -74.530556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQSS840
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Robert G HartmanRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • HIGHTSTOWN, New Jersery Turnpike - Interchange #8 (Lat: 40.265806 Lon: -74.513778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 69.2 m, Overall height: 70.7 m, Call Sign: KEG77
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6865.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2010, Expiration Date: 07/05/2020Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • STATION, Hightstown Princeton Rd (Lat: 40.281750 Lon: -74.550417), Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WHK716
    Assigned Frequencies: 1900.00 MHz, 19520.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/16/1992, Expiration Date: 01/16/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/16/1996Registrant: Phone: (609) 426-5723

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hightstown)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2132S , Serial Number: R18201306
    Registrant (Individual): James P Rust, Po Box 1269, Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Aircraft: WESTLAND BELL 47G3 B1 SOLOY (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-shaft
    N-Number: 22549 , Serial Number: WAN-045
    Registrant (Corporation): C & C Brokerage & Leasing Inc, 145 Applegarth Rd, Hightstown, NJ 08520
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/01/1996, Exported to: Canada
  • Aircraft: BOEING B75 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING R680-4P-B4 (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46Y , Serial Number: 75-1377, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 08/17/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Quentin G Marty, 12 Huber Ct, Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470-U (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 570JS , Serial Number: 18053041, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/2013
    Registrant (Individual): James P Rust, Po Box 1269, Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Aircraft: BEECH 56TC (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-541 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 79X , Serial Number: TG-26, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Rumson Capital Holdings LLC, Po Box 1550, Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9375D , Serial Number: 18-6640, Year manufactured: 1958
    Registrant (Individual): Alan W Bowen, 564 S Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520

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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$208,00028$206,571102$192,6473$104,0000$03$170,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$319,00018$181,9440$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$212,6006$244,83366$248,6674$111,7501$12,500,0002$388,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$231,0005$245,80035$235,4001$250,0000$02$161,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$162,0008$279,2500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.03

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 ORIGINATED5$233,0001$264,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$200,5001$157,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$222,0001$267,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$225,0001$290,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

HIGHTSTOWN WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 5,400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 13

Incident types - Hightstown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hightstown, NJ

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hightstown, New Jersey:

  • Quality Inn, 351 Franklin St, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 , Phone: (609) 448-7399, Fax: (609) 448-4571
  • QUALITY INN, 351 FRANKLIN St, Hightstown, New Jersey 8520 , Phone: (609) 448-7399, Fax: (609) 448-4571
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hightstown, New Jersey

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Hightstown, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1SAS Shoes1
Burlington Coat Factory1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS1
New Balance1YMCA1
Payless1

Hightstown compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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