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Highland Park is a borough in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Highland Park is 40.495N. The longitude is -74.424W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,221.


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Median household income
Local
$53,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Highland Park demographic reports
Highland Park is on the Raritan River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Autumn in the Park - Oct. 18, 2007
  • Highland Park Arts Festival - Sept. 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Highland Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 196

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Highland Park residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highland Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highland Park was $28,767, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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59% of Highland Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Highland Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $802.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,804.


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Libraries in Highland Park include Highland Park Public Library ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highland Park political report.

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The average commute time for Highland Park workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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