Roseland, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Roseland, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Roseland had a population of 5,966 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Roseland is located at latitude 40.8217 and longitude -74.3102 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Roseland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Borough of Roseland (GNIS ID: 885378) 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 Roseland 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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Roseland, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,966
Population in Households 5,966
Population in Familes 5,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,688
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 2,406
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,859 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 547 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $557,681
Average Home Value $539,779


Median Household Income $105,322
Average Household Income $147,832
Per Capita Income $59,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.5%
Households 0.41% 0.49%
Families 0.37% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Roseland, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roseland 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 # 233 57th
Population Density1 # 358 34th
Diversity Index2 # 364 34th
Median Household Income # 121 78th
Per Capita Income # 70 87th

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