U.S. Beacon December 1, 2021

Hightstown, NJ

Mercer County, New Jersey

Latitude: 40.269759     Longitude: -74.524161
Population 5,293 (2005)
Elevation of Hightstown, New Jersey: 84 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:3431620, place: Hightstown borough, New Jersey)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 1,205 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 145 (12.03%)
Kindergarten: 91 (7.55%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 468 (38.84%)
High school (grades 9-12): 258 (21.41%)
College or graduate school: 243 (20.17%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 3,671 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 294 (8.01%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 363 (9.89%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 774 (21.08%)
Some college, no degree: 639 (17.41%)
Associate degree: 151 (4.11%)
Bachelor's degree: 810 (22.06%)
Graduate or professional degree: 640 (17.43%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 82.1%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 4,193 (100%)
Never married: 1,109 (26.45%)
Now married, except separated: 2,286 (54.52%)
Separated: 119 (2.84%)
Total Widowed: 297 (7.08%)
Widowed Female: 242 (5.77%)
Total Divorced: 382 (9.11%)
Divorced Female: 216 (5.15%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 79 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 6 (7.59%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 4,037 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 372 (9.21%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 947 (100%)
--With a disability: 41 (4.33%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 3,307 (100%)
--With a disability: 366 (11.07%)
----Percent employed: 71%
--No disability: 2,941 (88.93%)
----Percent employed: 84.8%
Population 65 years and over: 569 (100%)
--With a disability: 222 (39.02%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 4,835 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 2,203 (45.56%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 2,349 (48.58%)
--Same county: 1,309 (27.07%)
--Different county: 1,040 (21.51%)
----Same state: 678 (14.02%)
----Different state: 362 (7.49%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 283 (5.85%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 5,216 (100%)
Native: 4,115 (78.89%)
--Born in United States: 4,045 (100%)
----State of residence: 2,660 (51%)
----Different state: 1,385 (26.55%)
--Born outside United States: 70 (1.34%)
Foreign born: 1,101 (21.11%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 763 (14.63%)
--Naturalized citizen: 173 (3.32%)
--Not a citizen: 928 (17.79%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 1,101 (100%)
Europe: 95 (8.63%)
Asia: 93 (8.45%)
Africa: 14 (1.27%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 845 (76.75%)
Northern America: 54 (4.9%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 4,835 (100%)
English only: 3,595 (74.35%)
Language other than English: 1,240 (25.65%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 746 (15.43%)
--Spanish: 956 (19.77%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 649 (13.42%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 217 (4.49%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 69 (1.43%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 40 (0.83%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 22 (0.46%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 5,216 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 5,809% (111.37%)
Arab: 0 (0%)
Czech: 9 (0.17%)
Danish: 21 (0.4%)
Dutch: 100 (1.92%)
English: 501 (9.61%)
French (except Basque): 106 (2.03%)
French Canadian: 35 (0.67%)
German: 765 (14.67%)
Greek: 25 (0.48%)
Hungarian: 99 (1.9%)
Irish: 826 (15.84%)
Italian: 437 (8.38%)
Lithuanian: 70 (1.34%)
Norwegian: 23 (0.44%)
Polish: 272 (5.21%)
Portuguese: 46 (0.88%)
Russian: 115 (2.2%)
Scotch-Irish: 67 (1.28%)
Scottish: 105 (2.01%)
Slovak: 26 (0.5%)
Subsaharan African: 0 (0%)
Swedish: 49 (0.94%)
Swiss: 8 (0.15%)
Ukrainian: 48 (0.92%)
United States or American: 205 (3.93%)
Welsh: 50 (0.96%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 9 (0.17%)
Other ancestries: 1,792 (34.36%)

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