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Rahway, NJ (New Jersey) Houses and Residents

Rahway,NJ index of house prices

Total population: 28,528 (Urban population: 26,500, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 11,617 (10,568 occupied: 6,289 owner occupied, 4,279 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

37%

Housing density: 2,912 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $215,716.

Median contract rent in 2016: $669 (lower quartile is $551, upper quartile is $1,548)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,209


Median gross rent in Rahway, NJ in 2016: $732

Housing units in Rahway with a mortgage: 4,676 (169 second mortgage, 361 home equity loan, 131 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,592

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $90,787

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $71,401

Median monthly housing costs: $1,699


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Rahway, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $273,164 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
Rahway:

$273,164
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $212,393 - $341,522
Median year house/condo built: 1949

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,156
  • In family households: 24,895 (3,584 male householders, 3,487 female householders)
    5,031 spouses, 9,169 children (8,756 natural, 21 adopted, 418 stepchildren), 808 grandchildren, 548 brothers or sisters, 492 parents, 1,073 other relatives, 658 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,092 (1,376 male householders (1,151 living alone)), 2,098 female householders (1,917 living alone)), 599 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 150

Size of family households: 2,580 2-persons, 1,673 3-persons, 1,905 4-persons, 585 5-persons, 192 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,064 1-person, 313 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 58 4-persons.

3,923 married couples with children.
1,648 single-parent households (472 men, 1,176 women).

58.0% of residents of Rahway speak English at home.
26.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
12.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,596 (26.1%)
(52.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 2021 bedroom
  • 9582 bedrooms
  • 3,9113 bedrooms
  • 1,0114 bedrooms
  • 3095+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • 280no bedroom
  • 1,5201 bedroom
  • 1,6312 bedrooms
  • 6063 bedrooms
  • 2084 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rahway in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 192no vehicle
  • 1,9811 vehicle
  • 2,4262 vehicles
  • 1,2333 vehicles
  • 3614 vehicles
  • 1065+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population

Cars and other vehicles available in Rahway in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,254no vehicle
  • 1,9481 vehicle
  • 9702 vehicles
  • 833 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • 81 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1003 rooms
  • 3704 rooms
  • 1,0745 rooms
  • 1,8706 rooms
  • 1,4527 rooms
  • 7388 rooms
  • 7619+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • 2671 room
  • 2492 rooms
  • 1,0953 rooms
  • 1,2104 rooms
  • 6535 rooms
  • 4426 rooms
  • 1027 rooms
  • 1798 rooms
  • 849+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Rahway, NJ household income distribution

  • Rahway, NJ household income distribution
  • 508Less than $10,000
  • 234$10,000 to $14,999
  • 485$15,000 to $19,999
  • 315$20,000 to $24,999
  • 334$25,000 to $29,999
  • 609$30,000 to $34,999
  • 395$35,000 to $39,999
  • 576$40,000 to $44,999
  • 313$45,000 to $49,999
  • 731$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,441$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,613$75,000 to $99,999
  • 973$100,000 to $124,999
  • 626$125,000 to $149,999
  • 640$150,000 to $199,999
  • 620$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rahway, NJ

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rahway, NJ
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 19$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$60,000 to $69,999
  • 50$80,000 to $89,999
  • 24$90,000 to $99,999
  • 83$100,000 to $124,999
  • 80$125,000 to $149,999
  • 520$150,000 to $174,999
  • 331$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,420$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,345$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,642$300,000 to $399,999
  • 321$400,000 to $499,999
  • 188$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rahway, NJ

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rahway, NJ
  • 19Less than $100
  • 14$100 to $149
  • 27$150 to $199
  • 20$200 to $249
  • 33$300 to $349
  • 27$350 to $399
  • 32$400 to $449
  • 72$450 to $499
  • 96$500 to $549
  • 40$600 to $649
  • 27$650 to $699
  • 93$700 to $749
  • 111$750 to $799
  • 261$800 to $899
  • 437$900 to $999
  • 938$1,000 to $1,249
  • 608$1,250 to $1,499
  • 705$1,500 to $1,999
  • 598$2,000 to $2,499
  • 245No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,2532010 or later
  • 2,1282000 to 2009
  • 1,9891990 to 1999
  • 1,3331980 to 1989
  • 8951970 to 1979
  • 653Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Rahway population
Rahway commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 284
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 822
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,965
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,304
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,754
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 845
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,522
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 361
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 685
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,879
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,918
  • 90 or more minutes: 571
Rahway, NJ Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 40.2%
Number of people working at home: 354 (2.3% of all workers)

Rahway mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 10,030 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,159 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 306 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 73 (1%)
  • Railroad: 309 (2%)
  • Taxi: 306 (2%)
  • Walked: 287 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 354 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Haitian: 1,037
 Polish: 839
 Italian: 628
 Irish: 610
 Portuguese: 531
 American: 370
 German: 296
 Jamaican: 249
 Slovak: 154
 African: 144
 English: 143
 Egyptian: 97
 Ukrainian: 95
 West Indian: 92
 Ethiopian: 78
 Brazilian: 77
 Scottish: 69
 Russian: 64
 European: 51
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 44
 Norwegian: 41
 British: 40
 Hungarian: 39
 Slavic: 39
 Scotch-Irish: 32
 Guyanese: 28
 Canadian: 25
 Greek: 24
 Lithuanian: 22
 Bulgarian: 20
 Eastern European: 18
 Croatian: 18
 Ghanaian: 18
 French Canadian: 17
 Barbadian: 17
 Dutch: 15
 Liberian: 15
 Czechoslovakian: 14
 Swedish: 12
 Austrian: 12
 Nigerian: 11
 Danish: 9
 French (except Basque): 5
 Cypriot: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 10%El Salvador
  • 9%Haiti
  • 8%Dominican Republic
  • 8%Colombia
  • 8%Mexico
  • 7%Poland
  • 6%Peru

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,811
  • Other state: 4,888
  • Northeast: 3,354
  • Midwest: 245
  • South: 1,243
  • West: 85

93% of Rahway residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in New Jersey.

Rahway:

92.9%
State average:

89.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 131
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 82
  • 5th and 6th grade: 51
  • 7th and 8th grade: 183
  • 9th grade: 107
  • 10th grade: 81
  • 11th grade: 301
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 103
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,226
  • Less than 1 year of college: 522
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,153
  • Associate degree: 979
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,562
  • Master's degree: 675
  • Professional school degree: 241
  • Doctorate degree: 85

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 84
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 143
  • 5th and 6th grade: 37
  • 7th and 8th grade: 250
  • 9th grade: 13
  • 10th grade: 152
  • 11th grade: 201
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 236
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,387
  • Less than 1 year of college: 489
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,737
  • Associate degree: 510
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,478
  • Master's degree: 984
  • Professional school degree: 102
  • Doctorate degree: 31

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 5.9%Females
Rahway marital status for males
Rahway marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,954
  • One, attached: 885
  • Two: 1,748
  • 3 or 4: 268
  • 5 to 9: 338
  • 10 to 19: 472
  • 20 to 49: 627
  • 50 or more: 1,422
  • Mobile homes: 33
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 55

Median worth of mobile homes: $570,220

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Rahway:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rahway
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.7%)
  • Electricity (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (71.1%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 129
Here:

4.8%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

9.4%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 448
Here:

25.0%
New Jersey:

25.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)