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Total population: 28,998 (All urban)

Rahway,NJ index of house prices


Houses: 10,381 (10,028 occupied: 6,304 owner occupied, 3,724 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

37%

Housing density: 2602 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $376,766.


Median contract rent in 2009: $921 (lower quartile is $799, upper quartile is $1,192)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,062


Median gross rent in Rahway, NJ in 2009: $1,083


Housing units in Rahway with a mortgage: 3,750 (451 second mortgage, 585 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,818


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $91,355


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,735


Median monthly housing costs: $1,395





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Rahway, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $314,520 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
Rahway:

$314,520
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $244,587 - $371,303

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $298,007
Here:

$298,007
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $205,125
Here:

$205,125
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $296,429
Here:

$296,429
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $331,660
Here:

$331,660
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,995
Here:

$105,995
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $48,197
Here:

$48,197
State:

$53,584

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,341
  • In family households: 22,454 (4,714 male householders, 2,021 female householders)
    4,999 spouses, 7,978 children (7,500 natural, 196 adopted, 282 stepchildren), 888 grandchildren, 269 brothers or sisters, 360 parents, 754 other relatives, 471 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,887 (1,388 male householders (1,078 living alone)), 1,905 female householders (1,732 living alone)), 594 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 159 (117 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,457 2-persons, 1,659 3-persons, 1,444 4-persons, 664 5-persons, 296 6-persons, 215 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,810 1-person, 414 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

3,894 married couples with children.
1,493 single-parent households (287 men, 1,206 women).

75.0% of residents of Rahway speak English at home.
13.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 4,553 (17.2%)
(48.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.8

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Rahway, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 134
  • 4 rooms: 479
  • 5 rooms: 1,078
  • 6 rooms: 2,134
  • 7 rooms: 1,388
  • 8 rooms: 627
  • 9 or more rooms: 437
  • 1 room: 351
  • 2 rooms: 436
  • 3 rooms: 1,009
  • 4 rooms: 744
  • 5 rooms: 588
  • 6 rooms: 365
  • 7 rooms: 128
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9 or more rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rahway, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 183
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,332
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,497
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,099
  • 5+ bedrooms: 185
  • no bedroom: 396
  • 1 bedroom: 1,488
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,110
  • 3 bedrooms: 586
  • 4 bedrooms: 121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Rahway, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 416
  • 1 vehicle: 2,024
  • 2 vehicles: 2,742
  • 3 vehicles: 814
  • 4 vehicles: 264
  • 5+ vehicles: 44
  • no vehicle: 760
  • 1 vehicle: 2,025
  • 2 vehicles: 810
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 43

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 307
  • 2000 to 2004: 362
  • 1990 to 1999: 257
  • 1980 to 1989: 633
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,154
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,548
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,518
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,532
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,888

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Rahway, NJ house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Rahway, NJ:

  • Less than $10,000: 4
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 3
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 4
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 4
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 4
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 15
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 3
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 16
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 5
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 6
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 8
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 11
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 64
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 161
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 332
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1045
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 1807
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 2597
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 528
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 251
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 21
  • $1,000,000 or more: 5
 


Rahway rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Rahway:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 42
  • $200 to $249: 67
  • $250 to $299: 43
  • $300 to $349: 71
  • $350 to $399: 10
  • $400 to $449: 10
  • $450 to $499: 40
  • $500 to $549: 60
  • $550 to $599: 19
  • $600 to $649: 12
  • $650 to $699: 20
  • $700 to $749: 78
  • $750 to $799: 147
  • $800 to $899: 351
  • $900 to $999: 595
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 927
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 433
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 737
  • $2,000 or more: 81
  • No cash rent: 105
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 753
  • 1990 to 1994: 919
  • 1985 to 1989: 793
  • 1980 to 1984: 540
  • 1975 to 1979: 397
  • 1970 to 1974: 498
  • 1970 to 1974: 233
  • 1965 to 1969: 420


Rahway, NJ Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 48.8%
Number of people working at home: 227 (1.9% of all workers)


Rahway commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 397
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1181
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1629
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1695
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1527
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 638
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1872
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 307
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 435
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1013
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 869
  • 90 or more minutes: 413
 


Rahway mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,944 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,328 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 202 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 61 (0%)
  • Railroad: 848 (7%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 66 (1%)
  • Walked: 428 (4%)
  • Other means: 65 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 227 (2%)
 


Rahway, NJ household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 652
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 582
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 622
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 327
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 569
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 479
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 610
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 553
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 483
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1048
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 1299
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1467
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 679
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 273
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 237
  • $200,000 or more: 148
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 9745
 Italian: 2681
 Irish: 2095
 Polish: 1910
 German: 1559
 United States or American: 781
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 694
 Haitian: 492
 English: 465
 Portuguese: 447
 Subsaharan African:: 387
 Russian: 344
 Ukrainian: 254
 Hungarian: 248
 African: 213
 Scottish: 206
 Greek: 199
 Slovak: 181
 Scotch-Irish: 138
 Nigerian: 134
 European: 103
 Lithuanian: 101
 Dutch: 95
 Arab:: 81
 Swedish: 81
 Norwegian: 76
 Jamaican: 74
 Austrian: 67
 French Canadian: 66
 West Indian: 56
 Danish: 55
 French (except Basque): 51
 Czech: 48
 Czechoslovakian: 46
 Ghanian: 40
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 35
 Lebanese: 28
 Guyanese: 26
 Albanian: 23
 Bahamian: 22
 Egyptian: 21
 British: 21
 Iraqi: 19
 Slavic: 19
 Canadian: 19
 Welsh: 17
 Romanian: 17
 Iranian: 16
 Eastern European: 15
 Turkish: 15
 Croatian: 11
 Finnish: 10
 Brazilian: 9
 Moroccan: 8
 Bulgarian: 8
 Slovene: 8
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 8
 Northern European: 8
 Yugoslavian: 7
 Bermudan: 7
 Estonian: 6
 Arab/Arabic: 5


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



  • Dominican Republic (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Haiti (7%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Portugal (5%)


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

  • This state: 15875
  • Northeast: 3328
  • Midwest: 275
  • South: 1887
  • West: 80

64% of Rahway residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in New Jersey.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 127
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 13
  • 5th and 6th grade: 85
  • 7th and 8th grade: 253
  • 9th grade: 175
  • 10th grade: 143
  • 11th grade: 174
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 409
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,098
  • Less than 1 year of college: 608
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,128
  • Associate degree: 495
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,104
  • Master's degree: 272
  • Professional school degree: 154
  • Doctorate degree: 52

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 107
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 94
  • 5th and 6th grade: 113
  • 7th and 8th grade: 423
  • 9th grade: 151
  • 10th grade: 265
  • 11th grade: 282
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 548
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,565
  • Less than 1 year of college: 662
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,224
  • Associate degree: 623
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,281
  • Master's degree: 411
  • Professional school degree: 74
  • Doctorate degree: 27

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.8%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 11.0%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 9.3%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 3.1%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 5.5%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 7.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 14.8%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 4.4%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 9.2%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 7.4%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 16.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $63,216
  • Black householders: $59,579
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $22,816
  • Asian householders: $87,484
  • Some other race householders: $53,864
  • Two or more races householders: $70,059
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $62,815
Rahway household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Rahway household income for Black householders
Rahway household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Rahway household income for Asian householders
Rahway household income for Some other race householders
Rahway household income for Two or more races householders
Rahway household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Rahway marital status for males
Rahway marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $317,357
  • Black or African American householders: $281,125
  • Asian householders: $331,108
  • Some other race householders: $297,495
  • Two or more races householders: $292,256
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $313,210

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,743
  • One, attached: 577
  • Two: 1,566
  • 3 or 4: 542
  • 5 to 9: 427
  • 10 to 19: 461
  • 20 to 49: 555
  • 50 or more: 499
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $338,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 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 (67.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.3%)
  • Electricity (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (63.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.9%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 603
Here:

20.0%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 292
Here:

20.2%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 344
Here:

33.4%
New Jersey:

30.1%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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