Hightstown Mercer County, New Jersey

Hightstown: Borough in Mercer County, New Jersey

About

Hightstown is a city located in the county of Mercer in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,494 and a population density of 1,675 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,276 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1853.

Hightstown Quick Facts

Population : 5,276 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Mercer County
Postal code : 08520
Area : 3.28 km2
Altitude : 302 feet / 92 meters
Establishment : March 03, 1853 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 14:58:19 (27th January 2022)
Density : 1,609 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.13% (2010-2020)
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Location of Hightstown on New Jersey map.
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Geography

Hightstown is located at 40°16'10"N 74°31'24"W (40.2695500, -74.5232100).

Hightstown map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Hightstown decreased by 4.13% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,494 - census
2011 5,535 0.74% estimation process
2012 5,531 -0.07% estimation process
2013 5,534 0.05% estimation process
2014 5,515 -0.34% estimation process
2015 5,480 -0.64% estimation process
2016 5,464 -0.29% estimation process
2017 5,301 -3.07% estimation process
2018 5,292 -0.17% estimation process
2019 5,304 0.23% estimation process
2020 5,276 -0.53% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 812,855
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 735,146
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 10.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 815,428
April 1, 2010 Population : 735,334
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 18.4%
People over 65 (%) : 13.9%
Female persons, % : 50.5%
White only, percent : 79.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 6.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.4%
Asians alone % : 8.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.7%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 12.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 69.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 37,495
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 13.8%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 359,778

Hightstown zip code is 08520. County name: Mercer, County fips: 34021

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 359,778
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $386,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,924
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $672
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,237
Permits for construction, 2020 : 2,709
2015-2019 Households : 326,229
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.41
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 69.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,506,213
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,703,673
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,278,074
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 9,982,933
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,148
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $69,176
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $39,245
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.0%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 27,789
2019 total employment : 453,756
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 26,235,886
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.3%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 75,048
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 85,366
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 42,283
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 33,046
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 13,825
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 67,269
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 6,676
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 74,013
2010 population per square mile : 1,704.9
2010 land area in square miles : 431.30
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 604,258
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $154,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,381
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $548
2015-2019 median gross rent : $890
Permits for construction, 2020 : 1,974
2015-2019 Households : 541,541
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.19
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 83.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 94.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 41.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,940,576
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 12,756,157
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 16,279,472
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 20,553,747
2012 total retail sales per capita : $16,719
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,043
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $38,709
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.8%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 33,731
2019 total employment : 704,581
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 40,110,919
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -0.2%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 85,700
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 96,501
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 56,123
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 30,671
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 12,104
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 80,217
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 9,916
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 81,176
2010 population per square mile : 1,675.6
2010 land area in square miles : 730.08

People born in Hightstown (6)

People born in Hightstown, including United States Marine Corps Brigadier General, Medal of Honor awardee Eli Thompson Fryer, football wide receiver Nick Williams, football player, scout, executive Mike Maccagnan, .

List

  • William Cook (Cook, William; class of 1822) he was born in 29/05/1801
  • John Powers Dullard (director of the New Jersey War History Bureau) he was born in 09/12/1861
  • William C. Martin (hymn writer) he was born in 25/12/1864

Schools in Hightstown

College & universities near Hightstown, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
185509 Mercer County Community College West Windsor (NJ) 08550-3407

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near Hightstown, NJ

Code Name Address Type
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL
TRE Trenton Transit Center 72 South Clinton Avenue RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
CWH Cornwells Heights 700 Station Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Hightstown

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hightstown Post Office Hightstown (NJ) 08520

Other cities in Mercer County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Mercer County , NJ.

City Name Population Title
Trenton 82,957 Capital of New Jersey, United States and seat of Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Ewing 36,442 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Lawrence 32,595 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton 30,879 Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
West Windsor 28,517 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Robbinsville 14,495 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
White Horse 9,494 Census designated place in New Jersey
Twin Rivers 7,443 Neighborhood
Prospect Park 5,817 Borough in Passaic County, New Jersey
Pennington 2,607 Borough of New Jersey
Princeton Junction 2,465 Town
Hopewell 1,897 Township in Mercer County, New Jersey
Millstone 410 Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Hightstown distances to largest New Jersey cities