Rockaway, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Rockaway, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rockaway had a population of 6,416 as of July 1, 2019.

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.


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Rockaway, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rockaway, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 97
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rockaway, NJ Wealth Index is 152
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,416
Population in Households 6,406
Population in Familes 5,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density 3,094
Diversity Index1 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $90,249
Average Household Income $119,627
Per Capita Income $45,143
Wealth Index3 152

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,531 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 890 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $350,699
Housing Affordability Index2 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,421
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,645
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.04% -0.01%
Households -0.1% -0.07%
Families -0.08% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2019 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 # 222 59th
Population Density # 220 60th
Diversity Index # 177 68th
Median Household Income # 237 57th
Per Capita Income # 227 59th

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