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Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, New Jersey

Highland Park, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 1 mile W of Piscataway, New Jersey and 21 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area.

Highland Park History

Highland Park was originally a part of the Raritan Township. It was incorporated on March 15, 1905. It was settled by the Europeans during the late 1600s. Prior to that, the Lenape Native Americans inhabited this area. A number of industries flourished in Highland Park, such as Johnson & Johnson, Janeway & Carpender Wallpaper factory, Band-Aid, Turner Tubes and The John Waldron Machine Company.

Highland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Buccleuch Mansion
  • Colonial Park

Things To Do In Highland Park

Highland Park offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The town includes basketball and volleyball courts and a soccer complex. The town also organizes the Highland Park Arts Festival during the month of September and several other events throughout the year.

Highland Park Transportation

The town is in close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Highland Park Higher Education

Middlesex County College, Union County College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Devry Institute are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,245
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+7,588
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,527
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,989
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,867

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,519
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.2%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,315
Median House Value$353,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.2%
Russian9.1%
Irish8.2%
Polish7.2%
Italian6.1%
English4.5%
Hungarian2.9%
Ukrainian2.3%
Romanian1.6%
Arab1.5%
African1.3%
Brazilian1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Greek1%
West Indian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Moroccan0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Latvian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Australian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Highland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8904
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.5
Approximate Longitude-74.42

Highland Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edison101,868$106,811
Milltown7,016$120,011
New Brunswick56,427$37,455
Piscataway57,432$101,425
Sayreville44,260$89,732
South River16,305$79,460

Highland Park Public Libraries

Highland Park Public Library
31 N. FIFTH AVENUE
Highland Park, New Jersey
(732) 572-2750

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Highland Park Public Schools

Bartle Elementary School
435 Mansfield Street
ZIP: 8904
(732) 572-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Highland Park High School
102 North Fifth Avenue
ZIP: 8904
(732) 572-2400
High
Total Enrollment 474
Highland Park Middle School
330 Wayne Street
ZIP: 8904
(732) 572-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 339
Irving Primary School
121 South Eleventh Avenue
ZIP: 8904
(732) 572-1205
Primary
Total Enrollment 330

Highland Park Private Schools

Childrens House Montessori School
417 Montgomery St
ZIP: 8904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Reenas Bais Yaakov
1131 Raritan Ave
ZIP: 8904
Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
The Center School
319 N 3rd Ave
ZIP: 8904
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 136
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