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The Borough of Rockaway had a population of 6,355 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Rockaway is located at latitude 40.9012 and longitude -74.5143 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rockaway 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.
|Total Population||6,355 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,345 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||5,236 (82.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||10 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$86,019|
|Average Household Income||$116,859|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$44,356|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,549 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,530 (60.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||882 (34.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||137 ( 5.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$351,234|
|Average Home Value||$360,278|
|Housing Affordability Index3||101|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.93%|
|Per Capita Income||2.59%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.12%|
The table below compares Rockaway to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density||# 223||59th|
|Median Household Income||# 276||50th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 138||25th|
|Per Capita Income||# 260||52nd|
|Diversity Index||# 182||67th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.