Highlands is located in northeast New Jersey. Highlands is part of Monmouth County. Highlands has 0.77 square miles of land area and 0.60 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Highlands population is 4,985, which has shrunk 2.20% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 5.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Highlands median household income is $66,635 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 45.84% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 30.67% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Highlands median house value is $264,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 89.52% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 87.30% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Highlands is worse than the state average in quality. The Highlands area code is 732.