Information About Rahway

The total estimated population is 28,446. Density is high at 6,554 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 16,366; Black: 8,493; Two or More Races: 956; Asian: 956; American Indian: 65; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 16; Other Race: 1,594; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 4,019 (14%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 24,427 (86%)

There are 4,588 foreign born residents, of which 48.4% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Dominican Republic: 444; Philippines: 426; Haiti: 310; Peru: 282; Colombia: 266; India: 251; Portugal: 240; U.S. Born: This State: 17,126; Northeast: 3,573; South: 2,034; Midwest: 284; West: 80;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Rahway Most Common US Birthplaces in Rahway

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 37 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,084 married couples with children and 924 single-parent households (183 men, 741 women).

The median household income is $50,729 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New Jersey: $55,146; Rahway: $50,729;

7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New Jersey: 8%; Rahway: 7%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 9,505; Government: 1,799; Self-employed: 427; Unpaid family work: 18; Occupation: Sales and office: 3,924; Management, professional, and related: 3,862; Office and administrative support: 2,799; Professional and related: 2,197; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,930; Service: 1,683;

Work Types in Rahway Common Occupations in Rahway

The average commute time is 30 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 8,944; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,328; Public transportation: 1,145; Walked: 428; Worked at home: 227; Bicycle: 66;

Transportation to work methods in Rahway

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Rahway.

There are 10,381 housing units, of which 6,320 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 6,304; Renter: 3,724; Vacant: 353; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 4,246; Not Mortgaged: 2,058;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Rahway

The median single family home value is $142,600.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New Jersey: $1,560; Rahway: $1,409;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New Jersey: $672; Rahway: $669;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 2,712; 1940 to 1949: 1,509; 1950 to 1959: 3,202; 1960 to 1969: 1,247; 1970 to 1979: 951; 1980 to 1989: 491; 1990 to 1994: 154; 1995 to 1998: 76; 1999 to March 2000: 39;

1.3% of homes lack plumbing and 2.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 6,596; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 2,546; Electricity: 752; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 89;

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