Rahway, New Jersey

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Population in 2014: 28,528 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 
Males: 14,372  (50.4%)
Females: 14,156  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 07065.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,782 (it was $50,729 in 2000)
Rahway:

$54,782
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,967 (it was $22,481 in 2000)

Rahway city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $287,134 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
Rahway:

$287,134
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $406,825; Detached houses: $432,507; Townhouses or other attached units: $312,152; In 2-unit structures: $276,723; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,215; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $269,354; Mobile homes: $258,543

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,188.

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  • Races in Rahway, NJ (2010)

    Rahway races chart
    • 11,01340.3%White alone
    • 8,10429.6%Black alone
    • 6,43323.5%Hispanic
    • 1,1484.2%Asian alone
    • 5211.9%Two or more races
    • 820.3%Other race alone
    • 420.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Rahway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rahway: 118.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (10.4%), United States (7.9%), Irish (6.7%), German (5.4%), Polish (4.7%), Portuguese (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 7,151 people per square mile   (high).

Rahway,NJ real estate house value index trend

Rahway, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Rahway:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rahway city:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6,045 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 4.8% Europe, 3.2% Asia).

This city:

21.5%
New Jersey:

21.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $7,556 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $8,600 (2.8%)

Rahway satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (7.6 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (17.5 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $159,900

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: -1,237 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,736 (12.8%)

Area codes: 732, 908, 848

Rahway household income distribution Rahway home values distribution

Crime rates in Rahway by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0200100102110
per 100,000 0.07.40.00.03.60.00.03.50.07.33.63.60.0
Rapes 224231221012N/A
per 100,000 7.47.414.87.210.93.67.16.93.40.03.67.2N/A
Robberies 32495544465864524533432427
per 100,000 118.3181.1204.0159.2166.8209.2226.3180.1152.8120.3155.685.994.2
Assaults 33293341262523345150322325
per 100,000 122.0107.2122.4148.394.390.281.3117.8173.2182.2115.882.387.2
Burglaries 133154150951171251121451041141109270
per 100,000 491.6569.1556.3343.7424.2450.9396.0502.3353.2415.5398.0329.4244.1
Thefts 519457449376433461477386331362303317210
per 100,000 1,918.41,688.81,665.11,360.41,569.81,663.11,686.31,337.11,124.21,319.41,096.41,135.0732.4
Auto thefts 1441007580827065543864574333
per 100,000 532.3369.5278.1289.5297.3252.5229.8187.1129.1233.3206.3154.0115.1
Arson 5575502126220
per 100,000 18.518.526.018.118.10.07.13.56.821.97.27.20.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 226.0240.3232.0190.3207.0207.9209.4199.4168.1193.2173.2139.9110.0

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 85 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
New Jersey average:

3.43
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,200 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Rahway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rahway, New Jersey

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Tornado activity:

Rahway-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 34% 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 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from the city center
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 Rahway center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 269.9 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 the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.6 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rahway topographic map

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 Recipients

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Rahway:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • CLARK NURSING AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CLARK, NJ)
  • LONG ISLAND CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FLUSHING, NY)
  • CRANFORD HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CRANFORD, NJ)
  • WESTFIELD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WESTFIELD, 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: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 6 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 7 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Middlesex County College (about 9 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Seton Hall University (about 10 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • Essex County College (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)

Public high school in Rahway:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rahway:

  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 646, Location: 811 ST GEORGE AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • GROVER CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 324, Location: 486 E MILTON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • MADISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 296, Location: 944 MADISON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • RAHWAY 7TH & 8TH GRADE ACADEMY (Location: KLINE PLACE, Grades: 7-8)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1809 ST GEORGES AVE, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Rahway:

  • KIDDIE COLLEGE (Students: 56, Location: 674 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE, Grades: PK-1)
  • STEPPING STONE ACADEMY (Students: 53, Location: 378 E MILTON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Rahway

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.343. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 16.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.665. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.665
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.0%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for other race residents, 2.4% 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

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

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
New Jersey average:

12.7

Rahway travel time to work - commute Rahway mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Rahway:

(Rahway, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic247,24044
Mainline Protestant35,313109
Evangelical Protestant30,123129
Other28,70752
Black Protestant7,85838
Orthodox5,71710
None181,541-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.6%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rahway:

48.8%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Rahway:

29.0
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rahway:

19.3%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rahway:

11.8%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rahway:

34.6%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Rahway:

56.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rahway, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$31,541$63,0820$0
Other Government Administration 5$35,141$84,3389$2,630
Judicial and Legal 5$19,146$45,9503$1,518
Police Protection - Officers 52$437,223$100,89840$30,110
Police - Other 9$27,894$37,1920$0
Firefighters 39$257,335$79,1800$0
Fire - Other 1$4,897$58,7640$0
Streets and Highways 23$108,314$56,5120$0
Health 7$40,729$69,8213$3,033
Solid Waste Management 14$49,521$42,4470$0
Sewerage 2$9,812$58,8720$0
Parks and Recreation 6$22,821$45,64214$1,808
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17$78,774$55,6053$3,623
Local Libraries 11$37,750$41,1828$19,917
Other and Unallocable 4$10,147$30,4418$19,074
Totals for Government 201$1,171,045$69,91388$81,713

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,340,000 ($46.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,251,000 ($43.85)
    General - Other: $930,000 ($32.60)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($1.96)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,196,000 ($427.51)
    Police Protection: $8,392,000 ($294.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,094,000 ($178.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,664,000 ($128.44)
    Water Utilities: $2,595,000 ($90.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,994,000 ($69.90)
    Libraries: $1,250,000 ($43.82)
    Central Staff Services: $1,079,000 ($37.82)
    Health - Other: $886,000 ($31.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $696,000 ($24.40)
    Financial Administration: $669,000 ($23.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $529,000 ($18.54)
    Regular Highways: $371,000 ($13.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $361,000 ($12.65)
    Sewerage: $182,000 ($6.38)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,420,000 ($49.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $2,557,000 ($89.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $273,000 ($9.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($4.45)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($3.44)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.28)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($0.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,269,000 ($675.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $426,000 ($14.93)

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

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $1,018,000 ($35.68)
    Sewerage: $600,000 ($21.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($2.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,553,000 ($89.49)
    All Other: $90,000 ($3.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $270,000 ($9.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $621,000 ($21.77)
    Interest Earnings: $591,000 ($20.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $521,000 ($18.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,275,000 ($149.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,463,000 ($191.50)
    All Other: $640,000 ($22.43)
  • Tax - Property: $25,631,000 ($898.45)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,237,000 ($78.41)
    Other License: $900,000 ($31.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $79,000 ($2.77)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $34,000 ($1.19)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,889,000 ($1538.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,165,000 ($1372.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,844,000 ($274.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,120,000 ($109.37)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,364,000 ($293.19)
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,557,000 ($194.79)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,897,000 ($241.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,714,000 ($200.29)

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($751 average AGI)
Union County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NJ  1.27% ($45,825 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.71% ($49,757)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.50% ($87,134)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,304 average AGI)
Union County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NJ  0.93% ($43,744 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.86% ($46,633)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.48% ($69,150)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 204m669ftTotal length
  • $2,328,000Total costs
  • 326,923Total average daily traffic
  • 11,112Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rahway, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (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:

17 (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:

3
  • Aircraft: CZECH AIRCRAFT WORKS SPOL SRO SPORTCRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 595SC , Serial Number: 06SC002, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/2012
    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: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7469W , Serial Number: 28-1372, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Eladio Marquez, 1070 Fulton 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

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

  • Rodeway Inn, 1650 Rt 1 & 9, Rahway, New Jersey 7065 , Phone: (732) 396-9300, Fax: (732) 381-7883
  • Hotel Indigo, 1 Carriage City Plz, Rahway, New Jersey 7065 , Phone: (732) 340-0076, Fax: (732) 340-0087
  • Best Western Riverview Inn & Suites, 1747 Paterson St, Rahway, New Jersey 7065 , Phone: (732) 381-7650, Fax: (732) 381-6753
  • Home2 Suites By Hilton In Rahway, 667 E Milton Ave, Rahway, New Jersey 7065 , Phone: (732) 388-5500, Fax: (732) 388-5501
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rahway, New Jersey

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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

Rahway compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Rahway on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
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  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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