Rahway, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Rahway and the surrounding area were once the home of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, and tradition states that the city was named after Rahwack, a local tribal chief. Formal European settlement began in 1664 with the purchase by the English from the Lenape of the Elizabethtown Tract, which encompassed lands from the mouth of the Raritan River and included all of present-day Union County as well as parts of Somerset, Middlesex, Morris and Essex counties.

General Information

Town Name: Rahway
City Hall: City Hall
Address: 1 City Hall Plaza, RAHWAY NJ 07065
Phone Number: 732-827-2000
Land Area: 4.0 square miles
Distance to NYC: 23 miles
Town Website: http://www.cityofrahway.com/
Library Website: http://www.rahwaylibrary.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 30,834
Population Density / Mile: 7,937
Median Age: 40.36
Number of Households: 11,947
Average Household Size: 2.57
Households with Children: 3,405
Median Household Income: $67,018

Population

Population: 30,834
Population Density / Mile: 7,937
Change in Population Since 2010: 16.63%
Male Population: 14,911
Female Population: 15,923
Median Age: 40.36

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 2121
5-9 years: 1889
10-14 years: 1821
15-19 years: 1717
20-24 years: 1795
25-29 years: 1919
30-34 years: 1884
35-39 years: 2115
40-44 years: 2178
45-49 years: 2071
50-54 years: 2137
55-59 years: 2233
60-64 years: 2060
65-69 years: 1689
70-74 years: 1223
75-79 years: 828
80-84 years: 579
85+ years: 574

Households

Number of Households: 11,947
Average Household Size: 2.57
Households with Children: 3,405
Households without Children: 4,537
Family Households: 7,942
Non-Family Households: 423

Marital Status

Never Married: 8660
Now Married: 11747
Separated: 893
Widowed: 1459
Divorced: 2244

Income

Median Household Income: $67,018
Average Household Income: $83,606
Per Capita Income: $32,485
Average Total Household Expenditure: $49,483

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $74,712
25-44 years: $73,988
45-64 years: $68,115
Over 64 years: $46,490

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 527
$10,000-$15,000 337
$15,000-$20,000 580
$20,000-$25,000 416
$25,000-$30,000 328
$30,000-$35,000 685
$35,000-$40,000 550
$40,000-$45,000 553
$45,000-$50,000 446
$50,000-$60,000 864
$60,000-$75,000 1404
$75,000-$100,000 1924
$100,000-$125,000 1258
$125,000-$150,000 722
$150,000-$200,000 808
$200,000-$250,000 305
$250,000-$500,000 129
$500,000 up 112

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 1038
Some High School: 1228
High School Grad: 7153
Some College: 4300
Associate Degree: 1459
Bachelors Degree: 4063
Graduate Degree: 2252

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 53
Blue Collar: 47

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 50.94
Average January Low Temperature: 19.8
Average January High Temperature: 39.3
Average July Low Temperature: 63.3
Average July High Temperature: 85.7

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 111
Lead 44
Nitrogen Oxide 148
Ozone 89
Particulate Matter 107
Air Pollution 100

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 28 Locations
Automotive Services 68 Locations
Banks - Financial 33 Locations
Eating - Drinking 143 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 12 Locations
Health Care Services 114 Locations
Hospitality 7 Locations
Organizations - Associations 46 Locations
Personal Services 408 Locations
Pet Services 4 Locations
Shopping 280 Locations
Travel 21 Locations

Schools

Franklin Elementary
Grover Cleveland Elementary
Madison Elementary
Rahway High Secondary
Rahway Middle School Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary

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