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Population (year 2000): 6,473. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,419 (-0.8% change)
Males: 3,148 (48.6%), Females: 3,325 (51.4%)

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $61,002 (year 2000)
Median house value: $187,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Rockaway:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.1%)
  • Hispanic (9.4%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Asian Indian (2.6%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.0%), Italian (21.0%), Irish (19.8%), Polish (10.2%), English (8.4%), United States (3.0%).

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Elevation: 534 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Rockaway,

For population 25 years and over in Rockaway

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockaway borough

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

15.4% Foreign born (5.6% Asia, 4.5% Europe, 4.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +376 (+6.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Wayne, (18.3 miles pop. 54,069).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (25.3 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (43.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Meadow Lake, NJ White (1.3 miles Gardens, NJ (2.7 miles Victory NJ (3.2 miles Dover, Telemark, NJ (4.1 miles Lake NJ (4.6 miles Wharton, Lakes, NJ (5.1 miles Mountain Plains, NJ (5.2 miles Morris NJ (7.2 miles Boonton,

Latitude: 40.90 N, Longitude: 74.51 W

Area codes: 973, 862


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.0%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (13.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,281 (+35.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 436 (12.4%)


 

Crime in Rockaway by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 15.4 0.0 0.0 15.4
Assaults 4 5 4 4
    per 100,000 61.8 77.2 61.8 61.8
Burglaries 24 19 23 21
    per 100,000 370.8 293.5 355.3 324.4
Thefts 50 55 59 48
    per 100,000 772.4 849.7 911.5 741.5
Auto thefts 5 5 6 5
    per 100,000 77.2 77.2 92.7 77.2
80.0 76.2 81.1 75.5


Average climate in Rockaway, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockaway,

Rockaway-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Rockaway city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: PARTY CITY CORP (RETAIL-MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES), ABLE ENERGY INC (RETAIL-RETAIL STORES, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers near Rockaway:
  • ST CLARES HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; DENVILLE, NJ)
  • SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; DOVER, NJ)
  • GREYSTONE PARK PSYCH HOSP (about 5 miles; GREYSTONE PARK, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockaway:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 29 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • TETERBORO (about 33 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 39 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockaway:
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 12 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)
  • LINCOLN PARK (about 15 miles; LINCOLN PARK, NJ; ID: N07)
  • AEROFLEX-ANDOVER (about 17 miles; ANDOVER, NJ; ID: 12N)


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
Financial Administration 3 $7,376 $29,504 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $5,270 $21,080 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,054 $36,648 1 $492
Police Protection - Officers 14 $72,956 $62,533 9 $1,949
Police - Other 1 $2,036 $24,432 9 $1,949
Streets and Highways 3 $12,238 $48,952 0 $0
Welfare 0 $0   1 $162
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   1 $178
Water Supply 8 $22,344 $33,516 0 $0
Local Libraries 1 $3,606 $43,272 10 $2,575
Totals for Government 34 $128,880 $45,487 31 $7,305


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockaway:
  • COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS (about 6 miles; RANDOLPH, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,202)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 19 miles; WAYNE, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,017)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,226)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
Public high schools in Rockaway:
  • MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH (Students: 1,563; Location: 50 KNOLL DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MORRIS HILLS HIGH (Students: 1,088; Location: 520 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MATH,SCIENCE,ENGINEERING (Students: 69; Location: 520 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rockaway:
  • COPELAND MIDDLE (Students: 987; Location: LAKE SHORE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STONY BROOK (Students: 401; Location: STONY BROOK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KATHERINE D MALONE (Students: 394; Location: 524 GREEN POND ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE (Students: 350; Location: 95 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • LINCOLN (Students: 252; Location: 37 KELLER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • PARK LAKE SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: ACADEMY STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Rockaway:
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 40 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 87 HALSEY AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WHITE MEADOW TEMPLE SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 153 WHITE MEADOW ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TRIANGLE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 47; Location: 165 GREEN POND RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL INC (Students: 38; Location: 73 CAYUGA AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Rockaway:
  • ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $895,050; Location: 61 MOUNT HOPE ROAD; 121,227 books; 4,241 audio materials; 1,924 video materials; 165 serial subscriptions)
  • ROCKAWAY BOROUGH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $172,154; Location: 82 E. MAIN STREET; 29,047 books; 1,681 audio materials; 1,631 video materials; 75 serial subscriptions)

Cemetery: Saint Cecelias Cemetery (1).

Lake: Foxs Pond (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Brook (A), Foxs Brook (B).


Rockaway compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockaway:
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WMTR (1250 AM; 7 kW; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockaway:
  • WDHA-FM (105.5 FM; DOVER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJP (88.5 FM; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTH.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • 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.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Rockaway:
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36AZ (Channel 36; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CING. AUTHORITY)

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