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Living In Highlands, NJ

A small town in New Jersey, Highlands has approximately 5,000 residents. There is a surplus of opportunities for middle-aged professionals, who account for a larger portion of the population here (59%) than nationally (38%), while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 48, is older than most cities in New Jersey. The majority of Highlands residents own their homes, and 37% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,214/month is roughly equal to the state average.

Highlands has an average commute time of about 38 minutes, slower than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 45% of workers, while public transit is used by only 7% of the population. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.

Highlands residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The five most common are retail, healthcare, entertainment, construction, and scientific. Together, these industries account for 37% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Highlands workers earn an average annual income of around $79K, a little less than the average New Jersey resident. Highlands, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Highlands has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree.



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