ZIPs in New Jersey with the Highest Percent w/ Degrees

The Top 3

#1

07078 (Short Hills, NJ)

Percent With A Degree of 90.4%

#2

07046 (Mountain Lakes, NJ)

Percent With A Degree of 89.5%

#3

07043 (Montclair, NJ)

Percent With A Degree of 86.2%

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the percent with a degree. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in New Jersey with the highest percent with a degree below, and the lowest percent with a degree ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

College grads earn more money and have higher job satisfaction. Obtaining a degree can also drastically increase the chance of moving up the socioeconomic ladder. Having a large percentage of the population with higher education can make areas hubs for high paying industries and bring many other benefits. Which areas are doing the best job of attracting well-educated talent? See the rankings below for those aged 25+ with a college degree.

The New Jersey percent with a degree from the latest estimates is 46.4% and has risen 3.1% from 45.1%.

This year saw several big changes. 07423 (Ho Ho Kus, NJ) rose from #8 to #6, 07021 (Essex Fells, NJ) rose from #10 to #7, 07670 (Tenafly, NJ) rose from #13 to #8, 08540 (Princeton, NJ) fell from #7 to #9, and 07041 (Millburn, NJ) rose from #15 to #10.

The Top 50

   #1
07078 (Short Hills, NJ)
Previously 92.4%
90.4%
   #2
07046 (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
Previously 89.9%
89.5%
   #3
07043 (Montclair, NJ)
Previously 86.6%
86.2%
   #4
08550 (Princeton Junction, NJ)
Previously 84.7%
85.8%
   #5
07310 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously 83.5%
84.6%
#6
07423 (Ho Ho Kus, NJ)
Previously #8 at 81.7%
83.5%
#7
07021 (Essex Fells, NJ)
Previously #10 at 80.7%
82.5%
#8
07670 (Tenafly, NJ)
Previously #13 at 80.0%
82.4%
#9
08540 (Princeton, NJ)
Previously #7 at 82.1%
81.9%
#10
07041 (Millburn, NJ)
Previously #15 at 79.3%
81.8%
#11
08502 (Belle Mead, NJ)
Previously #6 at 82.2%
81.8%
#12
08558 (Skillman, NJ)
Previously #9 at 81.1%
81.6%
#13
07450 (Ridgewood, NJ)
Previously #11 at 80.6%
80.4%
#14
07030 (Hoboken, NJ)
Previously #12 at 80.4%
79.9%
#15
07677 (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
Previously #14 at 79.4%
79.8%
#16
07945 (Mendham, NJ)
Previously #21 at 76.6%
79.3%
   #17
08536 (Plainsboro, NJ)
Previously 78.4%
79.1%
#18
07928 (Chatham, NJ)
Previously #16 at 79.0%
78.7%
#19
07452 (Glen Rock, NJ)
Previously #24 at 76.1%
78.7%
#20
07401 (Allendale, NJ)
Previously #27 at 74.6%
78.1%
#21
07920 (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Previously #19 at 78.2%
78.0%
#22
08534 (Pennington, NJ)
Previously #18 at 78.3%
77.6%
#23
07704 (Fair Haven, NJ)
Previously #20 at 77.4%
77.6%
#24
07302 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #23 at 76.2%
76.1%
#25
07090 (Westfield, NJ)
Previously #26 at 74.8%
76.1%
#26
07924 (Bernardsville, NJ)
Previously #22 at 76.3%
75.5%
#27
07901 (Summit, NJ)
Previously #25 at 74.9%
74.8%
#28
07921 (Bedminster, NJ)
Previously #38 at 71.4%
74.7%
#29
07760 (Rumson, NJ)
Previously #31 at 72.8%
74.4%
#30
07930 (Chester, NJ)
Previously #32 at 72.5%
74.2%
#31
07627 (Demarest, NJ)
Previously #49 at 70.1%
73.8%
#32
07028 (Glen Ridge, NJ)
Previously #30 at 72.8%
73.6%
#33
07039 (Livingston, NJ)
Previously #41 at 71.3%
73.4%
#34
07931 (Far Hills, NJ)
Previously unranked at 71.7%
73.1%
#35
07933 (Gillette, NJ)
Previously #40 at 71.3%
73.1%
#36
08904 (Highland Park, NJ)
Previously #47 at 70.3%
72.8%
#37
07058 (Pine Brook, NJ)
Previously #52 at 70.1%
72.8%
#38
07974 (New Providence, NJ)
Previously #37 at 71.6%
72.8%
#39
07620 (Alpine, NJ)
Previously #28 at 74.1%
72.7%
#40
07932 (Florham Park, NJ)
Previously #39 at 71.4%
72.6%
#41
07626 (Cresskill, NJ)
Previously #73 at 66.4%
72.5%
#42
07417 (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Previously #48 at 70.3%
72.4%
#43
07946 (Millington, NJ)
Previously #59 at 69.0%
72.4%
   #44
07940 (Madison, NJ)
Previously 70.8%
72.3%
#45
08553 (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Previously unranked at 71.2%
72.2%
#46
07079 (South Orange, NJ)
Previously #42 at 71.1%
72.2%
#47
07020 (Edgewater, NJ)
Previously #34 at 71.9%
72.0%
#48
08033 (Haddonfield, NJ)
Previously #35 at 71.8%
71.8%
#49
07446 (Ramsey, NJ)
Previously #33 at 71.9%
71.6%
#50
07641 (Haworth, NJ)
Previously #29 at 73.3%
71.5%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 15.0%

The Bottom 50

   #1
08327 (Leesburg, NJ)
Previously 5.8%
8.2%
#2
07114 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #3 at 8.4%
9.5%
#3
07206 (Elizabethport, NJ)
Previously #4 at 8.8%
9.8%
#4
07501 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #7 at 12.1%
11.5%
   #5
08104 (Camden, NJ)
Previously 10.6%
11.7%
   #6
08105 (Camden, NJ)
Previously 11.4%
12.7%
#7
07514 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously unranked at 16.4%
14.3%
#8
08611 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #9 at 14.3%
15.1%
#9
07503 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #10 at 15.2%
15.3%
#10
07202 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously #12 at 15.9%
16.0%
   #11
07201 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously 15.3%
16.3%
#12
07105 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #15 at 16.9%
16.4%
#13
08232 (Pleasantville, NJ)
Previously unranked at 16.3%
16.7%
#14
07108 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #13 at 16.7%
17.1%
#15
08360 (Vineland, NJ)
Previously #18 at 18.8%
17.9%
#16
07107 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #14 at 16.9%
18.4%
#17
07055 (Passaic, NJ)
Previously #16 at 18.3%
18.7%
#18
08302 (Bridgeton, NJ)
Previously #17 at 18.4%
18.8%
#19
07103 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #23 at 20.2%
19.4%
#20
08069 (Penns Grove, NJ)
Previously #21 at 20.0%
20.3%
#21
08015 (Browns Mills, NJ)
Previously #22 at 20.0%
20.4%
#22
08757 (Toms River, NJ)
Previously #20 at 19.6%
20.5%
#23
08861 (Perth Amboy, NJ)
Previously #24 at 20.6%
20.7%
#24
08401 (Atlantic City, NJ)
Previously #26 at 21.0%
21.0%
#25
08079 (Salem, NJ)
Previously #27 at 21.4%
21.8%
#26
07106 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #19 at 19.4%
21.8%
#27
07111 (Irvington, NJ)
Previously #28 at 21.7%
22.3%
#28
07104 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #25 at 20.9%
22.5%
#29
08332 (Millville, NJ)
Previously #33 at 23.4%
22.9%
#30
07087 (Union City, NJ)
Previously #29 at 22.8%
24.1%
#31
07208 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously #30 at 23.0%
24.2%
#32
07060 (Plainfield, NJ)
Previously #36 at 24.8%
24.6%
#33
08901 (New Brunswick, NJ)
Previously #35 at 23.6%
24.7%
   #34
07026 (Garfield, NJ)
Previously 23.6%
24.9%
#35
08618 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #39 at 25.1%
25.4%
#36
07018 (East Orange, NJ)
Previously #31 at 23.1%
25.5%
#37
07017 (East Orange, NJ)
Previously #41 at 25.6%
26.2%
#38
07011 (Clifton, NJ)
Previously #42 at 25.8%
26.2%
#39
08759 (Manchester Township, NJ)
Previously #38 at 25.0%
27.3%
#40
07801 (Dover, NJ)
Previously #45 at 28.8%
28.9%
#41
07032 (Kearny, NJ)
Previously #43 at 28.1%
29.3%
#42
08021 (Clementon, NJ)
Previously #47 at 30.0%
30.3%
#43
07036 (Linden, NJ)
Previously #46 at 28.8%
30.5%
   #44
08865 (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Previously 28.3%
30.6%
#45
07093 (West New York, NJ)
Previously #49 at 31.0%
31.1%
#46
08723 (Brick, NJ)
Previously #51 at 31.8%
31.7%
#47
08109 (Merchantville, NJ)
Previously #55 at 32.9%
31.9%
#48
08094 (Williamstown, NJ)
Previously #53 at 32.2%
31.9%
#49
08701 (Lakewood, NJ)
Previously #48 at 30.8%
32.1%
#50
07305 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #52 at 31.8%
32.2%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 3.0%


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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