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Population in 2012: 27,785 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 

Males: 13,433  (48.3%)
Females: 14,352  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 07065.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,438 (it was $50,729 in 2000)
Rahway:

$56,438
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,024

Rahway city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $290,813 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
Rahway:

$290,813
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $340,871; Detached houses: $341,520; Townhouses or other attached units: $267,571; In 2-unit structures: $391,321; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $503,990; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,070; Mobile homes: $316,482

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,139.

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  • White alone - 10,695 (39.1%)
  • Black alone - 8,551 (31.2%)
  • Hispanic - 5,892 (21.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1,125 (4.1%)
  • Other race alone - 600 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 494 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rahway: 117.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (10.5%), United States (7.2%), Irish (7.1%), German (5.5%), Polish (4.6%), Portuguese (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 6,965 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rahway:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rahway city:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

5,955 residents are foreign born (5.3% Europe, 3.3% Asia, 3.2% Latin America).

This city:  21.8%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Rahway, New Jersey as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rahway to the number of sex offenders is 3,969 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,729 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,811 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elizabeth, NJ (5.4 miles , pop. 120,568).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (10.2 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (20.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Avenel, NJ (1.3 miles ), Clark, NJ (1.3 miles ), Colonia, NJ (1.4 miles ), Linden, NJ (1.6 miles ), Iselin, NJ (1.7 miles ), Port Reading, NJ (1.8 miles ), Carteret borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), Roselle borough, NJ (1.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 61 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.61 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +670 (+2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,849 (14.1%)

Area codes: 732, 908, 848

Rahway household income distribution Rahway home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Rahway by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2102001001021
per 100,000 7.73.70.07.40.00.03.60.00.03.50.07.33.6
Rapes 4222423122101
per 100,000 15.47.57.47.414.87.210.93.67.16.93.40.03.6
Robberies 31273249554446586452453343
per 100,000 119.0101.0118.3181.1204.0159.2166.8209.2226.3180.1152.8120.3155.6
Assaults 32293329334126252334515032
per 100,000 122.9108.5122.0107.2122.4148.394.390.281.3117.8173.2182.2115.8
Burglaries 20415613315415095117125112145104114110
per 100,000 783.2583.8491.6569.1556.3343.7424.2450.9396.0502.3353.2415.5398.0
Thefts 522633519457449376433461477386331362303
per 100,000 2004.12368.91918.41688.81665.11360.41569.81663.11686.31337.11124.21319.41096.4
Auto thefts 87131144100758082706554386457
per 100,000 334.0490.3532.3369.5278.1289.5297.3252.5229.8187.1129.1233.3206.3
Arson 2555755021262
per 100,000 7.718.718.518.526.018.118.10.07.13.56.821.97.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 256.9247.4225.9240.2231.9190.3207.0207.9209.3199.3168.0193.1173.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rahway detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 85 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Rahway, New Jersey accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Rahway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Rahway city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rahway-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from Rahway center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 17.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from Rahway center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Heavy Rains: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chris Smith (New Jersey politician) - Representative, Dawn Marie Psaltis - Professional wrestler and valet, Janis Karpinski - General, Dory Previn - Singer-songwriter, Kurt Sutter - Screenwriter, Wayne Gilchrest - Marine, Bill Carmody - Basketball player and coach, Evie (singer) - Singer, Harvey Brown (officer) - Brigadier General who served during the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars, Juliette Atkinson - Tennis player.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Rahway: Theodore F. Smith.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rahway:

  • ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT RAHWAY (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 865 STONE ST)
  • RIVERTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1777 LAWRENCE STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rahway:

  • FAMILY CHOICE HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CLARK, NJ)
  • DELAIRE NURSING AND CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LINDEN, NJ)
  • TRINITAS SAT LINDEN (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LINDEN, NJ)

Political contributions by individuals in Rahway, NJ

Heliports located in Rahway:

Amtrak stations near Rahway:

  • 4 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.
  • 8 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 11 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rahway:

  • Union County College (about 5 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,338)
  • Kean University (about 6 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,081)
  • CUNY College of Staten Island (about 7 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 9,326)
  • Middlesex County College (about 9 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,684)
  • Seton Hall University (about 10 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,575)
  • Wagner College (about 10 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 2,017)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,420)

Public high school in Rahway:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rahway:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rahway:

  • KIDDIE COLLEGE (Students: 58; Location: 674 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • KIDDIE COLLEGE II (Students: 35; Location: 674 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE; Grades: KG - 2)
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Library in Rahway:

  • RAHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,781,904; Location: 2 CITY HALL PLAZA; 78,896 books; 8,010 audio materials; 7,316 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 305 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Rahway: Rahway Station (A), North Rahway Station (B), Rahway Yacht Club (C), Rahway Waterworks (D), Rahway Public Library (E), Rahway Theatre (F), Rahway Engine Company Number 5 (G), Rahway City Hall (H), Downtown Fire Station (I), Rahway Emergency Squad (J), Rahway Fire Department (K), Rahway Fire Department Headquarters (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rahway include: Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Progressive Baptist Church (C), Saint Johns Greek Catholic Church (D), Saint Marks Catholic Church (E), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (G), Second Baptist Church (H), Second Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rahway Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Milton Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinsons Branch (A), South Branch Rahway River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rahway include: Milton Lake Park (1), Roosevelt Field (2), Stein Field (3), Veteran's Field (4), Brennan Field (5), Howard Field (6), Madden Field (7), Madison Avenue Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Guest Packaging (389 West Inman Avenue), Executive Inn (1650 USHighway 1), Kings Inn Motel (U S Hwy No 1 & Lawrence), Deluxe Inn (USHighway 1 & # # 9).

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.368. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.368
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.93. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.93
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 14.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.46. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.1
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.1072

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rahway and their reported violations in the past:

RAHWAY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 26500, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between DEC-1992 and NOV-1997, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-16-1993), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-16-1993), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-16-1993), St Public Notif received (APR-16-1993)
  • MCL, Average - Between DEC-1992 and NOV-1997, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-16-1993), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-16-1993), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-16-1993), St Public Notif received (APR-16-1993)
  • MCL, Average - Between NOV-1992 and OCT-1997, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-16-1993), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-16-1993), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-16-1993), St Public Notif received (APR-16-1993)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.7%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rahway, NJ

People in group quarters in Rahway in 2010:

  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Rahway in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Rahway compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Rahway (2011 data):

  • RSI BANK: Rsi Bank at 2401 St. Georges Avenue, branch established on 2004/04/01; Rsi Bank at 1500 Irving Street, branch established on 1851/03/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $494.5 mil, Deposits: $397.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Rsi Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Rahway Branch at 1034 St. Georges Avenue, branch established on 1967/11/08. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Rahway Branch at St. Georges Avenue And West Milton Street, branch established on 2000/09/09. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Northfield Bank: Rahway Branch at 1515 Irving St, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $2,367.5 mil, Deposits: $1,506.5 mil, headquarters in Staten Island, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rahway Branch at 1420 Irving Street, branch established on 1962/09/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • Rodeway Inn, 1650 Rt 1 & 9, Rahway, NJ 07065 , Phone: (732) 396-9300, Fax: (732) 381-7883
  • Hotel Indigo, 1 Carriage City Plz, Rahway, NJ 07065 , Phone: (732) 340-0076, Fax: (732) 340-0087
  • Best Western Riverview Inn & Suites, 1747 Paterson St, Rahway, NJ 07065 , Phone: (732) 381-7650, Fax: (732) 381-6753
  • Home2 Suites By Hilton In Rahway, 667 E Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065 , Phone: (732) 388-5500, Fax: (732) 388-5501
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rahway, New Jersey

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rahway travel time to work - commute


Rahway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rahway city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.47%
Here65.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents73.6%8.8%3.5%2.9%2.0%
Congregations17.6%6.1%11.5%9.2%6.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%4.4%
Congregations6.5%5.0%6.1%1.1%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 155
Union County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Union County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Union County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 385
Here:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

21.1%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
State:

18.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$42,274$63,4110$0
Other Government Administration 9$66,306$88,4080$0
Judicial and Legal 10$24,052$28,8620$0
Police Protection - Officers 81$623,366$92,3510$0
Police - Other 11$30,680$33,4690$0
Firefighters 54$355,666$79,0370$0
Fire - Other 3$11,516$46,0640$0
Streets and Highways 34$153,364$54,1280$0
Health 11$55,770$60,8400$0
Solid Waste Management 21$71,686$40,9630$0
Sewerage 4$15,986$47,9580$0
Parks and Recreation 9$31,282$41,70913$6,239
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$76,178$57,1344$4,158
Local Libraries 18$60,094$40,06311$12,724
Other and Unallocable 5$14,576$34,9828$2,163
Totals for Government 294$1,632,796$66,64536$25,284

Rahway government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,340,000 ($48.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,251,000 ($45.02)
    General - Other: $930,000 ($33.47)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($2.02)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,196,000 ($438.94)
    Police Protection: $8,392,000 ($302.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,094,000 ($183.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,664,000 ($131.87)
    Water Utilities: $2,595,000 ($93.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,994,000 ($71.77)
    Libraries: $1,250,000 ($44.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,079,000 ($38.83)
    Health - Other: $886,000 ($31.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $696,000 ($25.05)
    Financial Administration: $669,000 ($24.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $529,000 ($19.04)
    Regular Highways: $371,000 ($13.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $361,000 ($12.99)
    Sewerage: $182,000 ($6.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,420,000 ($51.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $2,557,000 ($92.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $273,000 ($9.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($4.57)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($3.53)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.29)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,269,000 ($693.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $426,000 ($15.33)

Rahway government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $1,018,000 ($36.64)
    Sewerage: $600,000 ($21.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($3.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,553,000 ($91.88)
    All Other: $90,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $270,000 ($9.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $621,000 ($22.35)
    Interest Earnings: $591,000 ($21.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $521,000 ($18.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,275,000 ($153.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,463,000 ($196.62)
    All Other: $640,000 ($23.03)
  • Tax - Property: $25,631,000 ($922.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,237,000 ($80.51)
    Other License: $900,000 ($32.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $79,000 ($2.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $34,000 ($1.22)

Rahway government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,889,000 ($1579.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,165,000 ($1409.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,844,000 ($282.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,120,000 ($112.29)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,364,000 ($301.03)
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,557,000 ($200.00)

Rahway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,897,000 ($248.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,714,000 ($205.65)

6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,193 average AGI)
Union County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Essex County, NJ  1.58% ($43,782 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.79% ($45,395)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.64% ($64,325)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($58,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($727 average AGI)
Union County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.18% ($47,329 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.93% ($39,626)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.63% ($72,811)

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.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rahway:

  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • 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)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF 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.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Rahway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 206 meters (676ft)
Total costs: $34,900,000
Total average daily traffic: 354,123
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,436

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 8
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rahway, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rahway)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rahway, NJ)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rahway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: WILKINS-WAYNE VARI-VIGGEN (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12VV , Serial Number: 208, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 867 Bryant St, Rahway, NJ 07065
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 333FT , Serial Number: AA5B-0111, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Crosswinds Flying Club Inc, 385 Maple Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065
  • Aircraft: CZECH AIRCRAFT WORKS SPOL SRO SPORTCRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912S (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 595SC , Serial Number: 06SC002, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas R Bussacco, 205 W Inman Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6747W , Serial Number: 28-20871, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/1965
    Registrant (Individual): John P Gecsey, 118 Jefferson Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 734UQ , Serial Number: 17269128, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Future Technologies Inc, 1308 Pierce St, Rahway, NJ 07065



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED124$242,32370$195,957419$221,42231$82,5815$3,624,00011$159,0910$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$239,16713$176,53865$221,9542$22,5000$01$98,0001$10,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$219,37520$204,900251$242,64930$91,1330$015$185,5331$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$222,60015$181,800164$254,1773$95,3331$293,0005$183,2000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$232,6676$189,83339$251,1541$160,0000$01$98,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0355.00 , 0356.00, 0357.00, 0358.00, 0359.00, 0360.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$246,0001$204,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$231,4555$345,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$248,0005$297,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$238,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0355.00 , 0356.00, 0357.00, 0358.00, 0359.00, 0360.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 309
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Rahway


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rahway, NJ
Businesses in Rahway, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC2
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rodeway Inn1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Domino's Pizza1UPS4
Dunkin Donuts4Wendy's1
FedEx3White Castle1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Rahway, NJ

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  • Puneet Sharma (9)
  • Gisela Perruna (5)
  • John Limanto (4)
  • Lawrence P. Lavelle, Jr. (4)
  • Kun Liu (4)
  • Christy Jurgens (3)
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Total of 129 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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