Rockaway, New Jersey

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Population in 2013: 6,504 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 3,217  (49.5%)
Females: 3,287  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 07866.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $74,457 (it was $61,002 in 2000)
Rockaway:

$74,457
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,943 (it was $26,500 in 2000)

Rockaway borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $335,753 (it was $186,400 in 2000)
Rockaway:

$335,753
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $404,926; Detached houses: $411,239; Townhouses or other attached units: $317,017; In 2-unit structures: $393,948; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,066; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,263

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,286.

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  • White alone - 4,703 (73.1%)
  • Hispanic - 970 (15.1%)
  • Asian alone - 491 (7.6%)
  • Black alone - 192 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 67 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockaway: 117.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.8%), Italian (15.3%), German (13.9%), Polish (7.2%), English (5.7%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 534 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 3,114 people per square mile   (average).

Rockaway,NJ real estate house value index trend

Rockaway, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Rockaway:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockaway borough:

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1,325 residents are foreign born (5.6% Asia, 3.5% Europe).

This borough:  20.4%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Rockaway, New Jersey as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockaway to the number of sex offenders is 2,162 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,756 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $7,841 (2.2%)

Rockaway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wayne, NJ (14.1 miles , pop. 54,069).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (20.6 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (29.7 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: White Meadow Lake, NJ (1.1 miles ), Victory Gardens borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Dover, NJ (1.6 miles ), Wharton borough, NJ (1.9 miles ), Mountain Lakes borough, NJ (2.0 miles ), Lake Telemark, NJ (2.0 miles ), Morris Plains borough, NJ (2.2 miles ), Boonton, NJ (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.90 N, Longitude: 74.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,393 (+36.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 330 (9.1%)

Area codes: 973, 862

Rockaway household income distribution Rockaway home values distribution

Crime rates in Rockaway by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.015.915.50.0
Robberies 100110201002
per 100,000 15.30.00.015.515.50.031.30.016.00.00.030.7
Assaults 454434212202
per 100,000 61.375.761.961.846.562.331.316.032.031.90.030.7
Burglaries 241923211010951313515
per 100,000 367.7287.5355.7324.5155.0155.7141.079.8208.3207.177.4230.6
Thefts 505559485759465150426052
per 100,000 766.0832.3912.3741.7883.6918.4720.8813.7801.2669.2928.9799.3
Auto thefts 556577142413
per 100,000 76.675.792.877.3108.5109.015.763.832.063.715.546.1
Arson 100000000000
per 100,000 15.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 78.073.379.874.267.667.654.745.659.364.355.266.0

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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 Rockaway detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New Jersey average:

3.38
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +376 (+6.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

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

Average climate in Rockaway, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rockaway-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Rockaway borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 11.3 miles away from the borough center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockaway-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% 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 211.3 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 89.2 miles away from Rockaway 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 251.3 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 87.9 miles away from the city 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 37.1 miles away from Rockaway center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 308.8 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 Morris County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockaway topographic map

Birthplace of: Bette Sussman - Pianist, Frank Joseph Rodimer - Catholic bishop, Bruce Bannon - Football player.

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockaway:

  • DOVER CHRISTIAN NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DOVER, NJ)
  • REGENCY GRANDE NURS AND REHAB CE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DOVER, NJ)
  • FRANCISCAN OAKS HC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DENVILLE, NJ)
  • SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; DENVILLE, NJ)
  • ST CLARES REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DENVILLE, NJ)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL NEW JERSEY MORRIS COUNTY (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DOVER, NJ)
  • SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DOVER, NJ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockaway:

  • County College of Morris (about 5 miles; Randolph, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,427)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 10 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)
  • Drew University (about 11 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Montclair State University (about 17 miles; Montclair, NJ; FT enrollment: 16,277)
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (about 17 miles; Wayne, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,198)
  • Berkeley College-Woodland Park (about 17 miles; Woodland Park, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • Centenary College (about 18 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,271)

Public high schools in Rockaway:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockaway:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rockaway:

  • LITTLE LEARNER ACADEMY (Students: 380; Location: 25 GREEN POND RD STE 2; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 87 HALSEY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART (Students: 231; Location: 40 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL INC (Students: 33; Location: 73 CAYUGA AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Rockaway, map of school districts: ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, MORRIS HILLS REGIONAL

Libraries in Rockaway:

  • ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,562,311; Location: 61 MOUNT HOPE ROAD; 99,278 books; 3,898 audio materials; 3,596 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)
  • ROCKAWAY BOROUGH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,549; Location: 82 E. MAIN STREET; 34,190 books; 1,280 audio materials; 3,180 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Rockaway Borough Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Rockaway: ABLE ENERGY INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lake: Foxs Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Foxs Brook (A), Beaver Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Phoenix Amusements Inc (Mount Hope Avenue), Cruise Planners (Tours & Charters; Rockaway Township Area).

Hotels: Howard Johnson (14 Green Pond Road), Best Western (Interstate 80 & Hibe), Mountain Inn (156 Us Highway 46).

Court: Rockaway Borough - Court Administrator (33 Maple Avenue).

Morris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 92.1. This is worse than average.

City:

92.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.385. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.385
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.749. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.749
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.73
U.S.:

9.14

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

ROCKAWAY BORO WATER DEPT (Population served: 7,066, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JAN-15-2014 and JAN-31-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-16-2011 and FEB-09-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
TEXAS SMOKE BBQ (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TELEMARK TAVERN (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.4% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  67.8%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
10 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Rockaway in 2000:

  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Rockaway, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Rockaway compared to New Jersey state average:

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

Banks with branches in Rockaway (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rockaway Town Square Branch at 339 Mount Hope Avenue, branch established on 2006/01/14; Rockaway Borough Branch at 55 Main Street, branch established on 1937/04/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • TD Bank, National Association: Rockaway Commons Branch at 206 Route 46, branch established on 2007/01/02. 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
  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey: Rockaway Branch at 272 Route 46, branch established on 1998/12/28. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $3,408.9 mil, Deposits: $2,816.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Rockaway Branch at 210 Enterprise Drive, branch established on 2006/05/06. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 110 East Main Street Branch at 110 East Main Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Rockaway Township Branch at Rockaway Town Sq. Mall, branch established on 1978/07/31. 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

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

  • Best Western Rockaway, 14 Grn Pond Rd, Rockaway, NJ 07866 , Phone: (973) 625-1200, Fax: (973) 625-1686
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 375 MT Hope Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866 , Phone: (973) 328-0600
  • Ramada Hotel And Suites, 156 U S Hwy 46 E, Rockaway, NJ 07866 , Phone: (973) 627-8310, Fax: (973) 627-0556
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rockaway, New Jersey

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockaway borough (based on Morris County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.90%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents66.9%12.5%4.4%3.5%2.9%
Congregations19.1%7.3%12.2%11.8%7.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian and Missionary AllianceReformed Church in AmericaMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.6%1.1%0.9%0.8%5.4%
Congregations4.6%3.1%1.9%0.8%31.7%
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: 103
Morris County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Morris County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Morris County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 428
Here:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Morris County:

20.4%
New Jersey:

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

20.1%
State:

18.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$14,416$57,6641$2,362
Other Government Administration 3$12,222$48,8888$7,494
Judicial and Legal 1$5,079$60,9483$3,654
Police Protection - Officers 15$120,095$96,07610$6,791
Police - Other 1$3,210$38,5201$60
Firefighters 1$5,872$70,4640$0
Streets and Highways 3$18,970$75,8800$0
Welfare 0$0 1$734
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,159
Water Supply 10$46,723$56,0680$0
Local Libraries 1$5,192$62,3048$2,067
Other and Unallocable 1$5,358$64,2967$3,690
Totals for Government 39$237,137$72,96540$28,011

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $939,000 ($144.37)
    Water Utilities: $144,000 ($22.14)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($2.77)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,532,000 ($235.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,072,000 ($164.82)
    General - Other: $768,000 ($118.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $471,000 ($72.42)
    Regular Highways: $332,000 ($51.05)
    Sewerage: $217,000 ($33.36)
    Health - Other: $200,000 ($30.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $198,000 ($30.44)
    Financial Administration: $167,000 ($25.68)
    Libraries: $163,000 ($25.06)
    Central Staff Services: $158,000 ($24.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $116,000 ($17.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $81,000 ($12.45)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($6.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($5.84)
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000 ($3.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($13.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $24,000 ($3.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($2.92)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($1.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.54)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,508,000 ($385.61)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($0.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($7.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $145,000 ($22.29)
    Interest Earnings: $121,000 ($18.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,291,000 ($198.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $822,000 ($126.38)
    All Other: $53,000 ($8.15)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Property: $3,818,000 ($587.02)
    Other License: $210,000 ($32.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000 ($2.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000 ($1.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($1.38)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,837,000 ($436.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,642,000 ($406.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $195,000 ($29.98)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000 ($42.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,700,000 ($568.88)

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($89,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,530 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NJ  0.55% ($84,301 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.52% ($63,045)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.39% ($92,959)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($87,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,505 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NJ  0.39% ($72,943 average AGI)
to Passaic County, NJ  0.37% ($54,996)
to Sussex County, NJ  0.35% ($57,003)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockaway:

  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WMTR (1250 AM; 7 kW; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, 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)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Rockaway:

  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, 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)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rockaway, New Jersey:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 40
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 69
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
New Jersey average:
  • Fatal accident count: 98
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 144
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 105
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 250
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Rockaway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total costs: $128,000
Total average daily traffic: 130,362
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,971

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rockaway)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rockaway, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Lat: 40.896750 Lon: -74.514306, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ267
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018
    Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • 01B, 209 Upper Hibernia Road (Lat: 40.947750 Lon: -74.471583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 37.5 m, Call Sign: WQQI673
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2012, Expiration Date: 12/28/2022, Certifier: Carl M Petrovsky
    Registrant: Newgig Networks LLC, 4629 Cass St Ste 75, San Diego, CA 92109-2805, Phone: (917) 542-0136, Fax: (360) 368-8717, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • Mountain Road (Lat: 40.891750 Lon: -74.528750), Overall height: 42.4 m, Call Sign: KNKJ998
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2004, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:
  • Splitrock And Lyonsville Roads (Lat: 40.963139 Lon: -74.444861), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KNKK853
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • Top Hill Of Mounton Road (Lat: 40.891667 Lon: -74.528889), Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: KNKP634
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.562 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockaway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rockaway)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
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 ORIGINATED21$286,57132$208,625157$230,66210$116,8001$198,0001$139,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$281,3334$283,00018$258,0002$162,5000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$204,0004$211,25066$261,8946$124,1670$03$174,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$209,5005$228,60042$259,7380$00$00$01$52,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$301,0001$160,0005$271,6000$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0443.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$206,0004$321,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$227,3331$309,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$263,2503$383,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$234,0001$327,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0443.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Rockaway

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockaway, NJ
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ALDI1Justice2
ALDO1KFC1
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Aeropostale2McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
Ann Taylor1Motherhood Maternity1
Apple Store1New Balance1
Arby's1New York & Co1
Bakers1Nike6
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pac Sun1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Brookstone1Papa John's Pizza1
Cache1Payless1
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes1
Curves1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quiznos1
Dressbarn1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts3Red Robin1
Eddie Bauer1Rite Aid1
Express1Sears2
FedEx6Sephora1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop3Subway3
Gap1T-Mobile5
Goodwill4Target1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&M1UPS8
H&R Block1Vans2
Haagen-Dazs1Verizon Wireless3
Harmon Face Values1Victoria's Secret1
Hilton1Volkswagen1
Hollister Co.1Walgreens1
Hot Topic1Walmart1
J.Crew1Wendy's1
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jones New York2World Gym1
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