The Borough of Rockaway had a population of 6,329 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Rockaway is located at latitude 40.8958 and longitude -74.5174 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rockaway (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.
The Borough of Rockaway (GNIS ID: 885374) 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 Rockaway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||6,319|
|Population in Familes||5,210|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||10|
|Average Household Size||2.64|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,556 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,557 (60.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||841 (32.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||158 ( 6.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$355,877|
|Average Home Value||$368,497|
|Median Household Income||$81,730|
|Average Household Income||$105,076|
|Per Capita Income||$39,872|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.21%|
|Per Capita Income||1.43%|
The table below compares Rockaway 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.
|Total Population||# 222||59th|
|Population Density1||# 221||60th|
|Diversity Index2||# 175||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 231||58th|
|Per Capita Income||# 228||58th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.