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: 29,878
Population Density / Mile: 7,691
Median Age: 40.13
Number of Households: 11,572
Average Household Size: 2.571
Households with Children: 3,283
Median Household Income: $63,680

Population

Population: 29,878
Population Density / Mile: 7,691
Change in Population Since 2010: 13.02%
Male Population: 14,422
Female Population: 15,456
Median Age: 40.13

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 2074
5-9 years: 1777
10-14 years: 1720
15-19 years: 1719
20-24 years: 1784
25-29 years: 1833
30-34 years: 1882
35-39 years: 2096
40-44 years: 2097
45-49 years: 2020
50-54 years: 2129
55-59 years: 2172
60-64 years: 1952
65-69 years: 1580
70-74 years: 1131
75-79 years: 773
80-84 years: 565
85+ years: 575

Households

Number of Households: 11,572
Average Household Size: 2.571
Households with Children: 3,283
Households without Children: 4,409
Family Households: 7,691
Non-Family Households: 413

Marital Status

Never Married: 8928
Now Married: 10726
Separated: 878
Widowed: 1516
Divorced: 2259

Income

Median Household Income: $63,680
Average Household Income: $78,670
Per Capita Income: $30,569
Average Total Household Expenditure: $48,880

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $10,000
25-44 years: $75,854
45-64 years: $68,812
Over 64 years: $41,473

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 577
$10,000-$15,000 404
$15,000-$20,000 650
$20,000-$25,000 468
$25,000-$30,000 362
$30,000-$35,000 534
$35,000-$40,000 535
$40,000-$45,000 537
$45,000-$50,000 418
$50,000-$60,000 958
$60,000-$75,000 1249
$75,000-$100,000 1702
$100,000-$125,000 1312
$125,000-$150,000 644
$150,000-$200,000 808
$200,000-$250,000 232
$250,000-$500,000 98
$500,000 up 84

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: 870
Some High School: 1169
High School Grad: 7073
Some College: 4285
Associate Degree: 1275
Bachelors Degree: 4022
Graduate Degree: 2110

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 51
Blue Collar: 49

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 66 Locations
Banks - Financial 33 Locations
Eating - Drinking 139 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 12 Locations
Health Care Services 110 Locations
Hospitality 7 Locations
Organizations - Associations 45 Locations
Personal Services 400 Locations
Pet Services 4 Locations
Shopping 278 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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