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Population (year 2000): 26,500. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,563 (+4.0% change)
Males: 12,639 (47.7%), Females: 13,861 (52.3%)

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $50,729 (year 2000)
Median house value: $142,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Rahway:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.2%)
  • Black (27.1%)
  • Hispanic (13.9%)
  • Other race (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Filipino (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (12.0%), Irish (11.4%), German (10.0%), Polish (9.5%), English (3.8%), United States (2.9%).

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Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Rahway,

For population 25 years and over in Rahway

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rahway city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

17.2% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America, 3.8% Europe, 3.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,200 (+4.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Elizabeth, (6.2 miles pop. 120,568).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (11.0 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (25.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ Avenel, (1.7 miles NJ Clark, (2.2 miles NJ Colonia, (2.5 miles NJ Linden, (2.8 miles NJ (3.3 miles Iselin, NJ Woodbridge, (3.5 miles Reading, NJ (3.5 miles Port NJ (3.5 miles Roselle,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $36,700
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $111,600

Latitude: 40.61 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Area codes: 732, 908, 848


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Manufacturing (14.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,944 (+7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,016 (16.5%)


 

Crime in Rahway by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 1 0 2 0
    per 100,000 3.8 7.5 3.8 0.0 7.5 0.0
Rapes 4 4 2 2 2 4
    per 100,000 15.1 15.1 7.5 7.5 7.5 15.1
Robberies 52 31 27 32 49 55
    per 100,000 196.2 117.0 101.9 120.8 184.9 207.5
Assaults 31 32 29 33 29 33
    per 100,000 117.0 120.8 109.4 124.5 109.4 124.5
Burglaries 142 204 156 133 154 150
    per 100,000 535.8 769.8 588.7 501.9 581.1 566.0
Thefts 490 522 633 519 457 449
    per 100,000 1849.1 1969.8 2388.7 1958.5 1724.5 1694.3
Auto thefts 107 87 131 144 100 75
    per 100,000 403.8 328.3 494.3 543.4 377.4 283.0
235.8 231.8 235.5 221.1 227.8 223.2


Average climate in Rahway, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rahway,

Rahway-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Rahway city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Rahway:
  • RAHWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (865 STONE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rahway:
  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ELIZABETH, NJ)
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MED CTR (about 5 miles; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • OVERLOOK HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SUMMIT, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rahway:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 10 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 21 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 24 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rahway:
  • LINDEN (about 4 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 13 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 15 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)

Amtrak stations near Rahway:
  • 5 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 12 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15 $48,188 $38,550 3 $2,303


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rahway:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 10 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,893)
Public high school in Rahway:
  • RAHWAY HIGH (Students: 1,158; Location: 1012 MADISON AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Rahway:
  • ST MARYS (Students: 241; Location: 244 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rahway:
  • RAHWAY INTERMEDIATE SCH (Students: 966; Location: KLINE PLACE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANKLIN (Students: 671; Location: 1809 ST GEORGES AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROOSEVELT (Students: 580; Location: 811 ST GEORGE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GROVER CLEVELAND (Students: 326; Location: 486 E MILTON AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MADISON (Students: 316; Location: 944 MADISON AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Rahway:
  • ECYC INC DBA EMPLOYEES CENTER (Students: 88; Location: C O MERCK AND CO INC PO BOX 20; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PAT'S DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 54; Location: 1645 COLUMBUS PLACE; Grades: PK - 2)
Library in Rahway:
  • RAHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $680,680; Location: 75 EAST CHERRY, RM 9B; 82,970 books; 914 audio materials; 525 video materials; 184 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Rahway: North Rahway Station (A), Rahway Yacht Club (B), Rahway Waterworks (C), Rahway Station (D), Rahway Theatre (E), Rahway Public Library (F), Rahway Engine Company Number 5 (G), Rahway City Hall (H), Downtown Fire Station (I).

Churches in Rahway include: Saint Marks Catholic Church (A), Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (B), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Second Presbyterian Church (F), Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Progressive Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Rahway Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Milton Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinsons Branch (A), South Branch Rahway River (B).

Parks in Rahway include: Flannagan Field (1), Veteran's Field (2), Brennan Field (3), Roosevelt Field (4), Howard Field (5), Milton Lake Park (6), Madden Field (7), Stein Field (8), Merck Athletic Field (9).


Rahway compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rahway:
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rahway:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rahway:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)

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