Rockaway, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rockaway, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rockaway had a population of 6,445 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Rockaway, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,445
Daytime Population: Workers 3,837
Daytime Population: Residents 2,762
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,435
Population in Familes 5,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 3,110
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $83,399
Average Household Income $108,351
Per Capita Income $40,910


Total Housing Units 2,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,577 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 853 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $364,376
Average Home Value $383,386


Total Households 2,430
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,648
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% 0.11%
Households -0.07% 0.04%
Families -0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Rockaway, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockaway to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 220 60th
Population Density # 219 60th
Diversity Index # 176 68th
Median Household Income # 223 59th
Per Capita Income # 224 59th

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