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Living In Highland Lakes, NJ

Highland Lakes, New Jersey is a small town with a population of just under 5,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Home ownership is more common than renting in Highland Lakes, and 10% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,806/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Highland Lakes, the most common four of which are education, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 29% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of almost $100K, Highland Lakes workers earn around $14,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Highland Lakes's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Highland Lakes has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Highland Lakes's average commute time ranks as one of the slowest in New Jersey at about 48 minutes, 5th-highest in the state. Many residents (50%) drive their car to work, while public transit is not used extensively. Riding a motorcycle is the second-most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 1% of workers. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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