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Overview

Introduction to Hightstown, New Jersey

Hightstown, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 12 miles E of Trenton, New Jersey and 37 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Hightstown History

The first settlement in Hightstown occurred in 1721. On March 5, 1853, Hightstown was officially incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It obtained full independence in 1894. Fractions from the East Windsor Township were annexed gradually in 1913, 1915 and 1927. The community was named honoring local landowner John Hight.

Hightstown and nearby Attractions

  • Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society
  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Duke Island Park
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Rutgers Gardens

Things To Do In Hightstown

The Black River & Western Railroad operates an hour-long scenic trip between Ringoes and Flemington. The Washington Crossing Historic Park memorializes George Washington and his famous trip across the Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776. Local museums include the Hopewell Museum, the Steamboat Dock Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum. The Duke Island Park offers opportunities for fishing, hiking, and biking.

Hightstown Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Hightstown Higher Education

Mercer County Community College, Princeton University, Rider University and Georgian Court University are some of the colleges located near Hightstown.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,532
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+2,920
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,191
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,358
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,985

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,614
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,328
Median House Value$267,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.7%
Irish12.9%
Italian11%
German9.8%
Polish8.6%
English4.6%
Swedish2.3%
African1.7%
Russian1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Arab1%
Senegalese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Hightstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes8520
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.26
Approximate Longitude-74.52

Hightstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance14.8 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
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranbury3,803$174,286
East Windsor27,493$97,371
Manalapan39,935$127,923
Plainsboro23,398$113,588
Roosevelt748$97,857
West Windsor27,988$189,443

Hightstown Public Schools

Walter C. Black Elementary School
371 Stockton Street
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7816
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Hightstown High School
25 Leshin Lane
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7738
High
Total Enrollment 1503
Grace N. Rogers Elementary School
380 Stockton St
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7833
Primary
Total Enrollment 652

Hightstown Private Schools

Peddie School
201 S Main St
ZIP: 8520
Secondary
Total Enrollment 559
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