Rockleigh, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rockleigh, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rockleigh had a population of 609 as of July 1, 2016. Rockleigh ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockleigh is located at latitude 41.0002 and longitude -73.9341 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rockleigh (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Borough of Rockleigh (GNIS ID: 885375) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockleigh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rockleigh, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 609
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 412
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 629
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 5.49
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $480,000
Average Home Value $604,464


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $99,221
Per Capita Income $34,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.22% 1.74%
Households 2.59% 2.18%
Families 2.09% 2.04%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockleigh, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockleigh to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 488 11th
Population Density1 # 467 14th
Diversity Index2 # 182 67th
Median Household Income # 291 47th
Per Capita Income # 324 41st

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