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Atlantic Highlands is a Borough in Monmouth County in the Bayshore Region. This borough has the highest point on the eastern seaboard. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population was 4,385, with a growth of -2.08% since 2000. The total area of the borough of 4.5 square miles is composed mostly (3.3 square miles) of water.
The municipal harbor built before 1940 is the largest on the East Coast, and is the home to more than 700 crafts. There is a high-speed ferry service to New York City that leaves from this pier.
This town has preserved and restored most of the Victorian homes in the borough’s historic district, which adds to the charm of small-town living and accounts for the many specialty and gift shops, galleries and dining establishments, which give this borough a restaurant index of 122.
This borough boasts a total crime risk index of 36, with the highest risks represented by burglary and assault. The lowest figures correspond to murder (6) and robbery (2). These figures explain the high quality of life index of 104.
The level of education of the population 25 and older shows that more than a quarter of them have completed Bachelors Degree and a scant 7.02% have not completed high school. Of the population 3 years and older, 77.60% is not enrolled in school.
The racial composition is broken down roughly the following: White 91.84%, Hispanics of Latinos 5.62% and Black or African Americans 2.47%.
Most households (40.26%) own two vehicles and 37.49% only one.
There are seven churches of different denominations, some of which were established in the 1880’s.
The median household income in this borough is $86.011, comparing favorably with the state and national incomes.
The town has two museums: the Strauss Mansion Museum, which is housed in a Queen Anne-style home, and the maritime museum. Maritime attractions offered in this borough range from a yacht club and marina to charter boats for fishing and touring.
The Atlantic Highlands Fire Department was created more than 120 years ago and is well-staffed with more than 40 members.
Atlantic Highlands Police Dept is a private company. Current estimates show this company employs a staff of approximately 10 to 19.
The median age of the borough’s population is 41.70, above the state’s (37.40) and national (35.60) averages. The bulk of the population is found in the range of between 35 and 64 years old.
Out of the total number of housing units in Atlantic Highlands, 95.8% are occupied. Of these 68.2% is owner-occupied and 31.8% renter-occupied. These figures correspond to the last census.
The number of Civilian Veterans in Atlantic Highlands was higher at 13.4 percent than the national average of 12.70%.