Living in Rahway, NJ

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Rahway SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
4

Rahway, NJ Crime Report

279
Total Crimes
926.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-63.93%
Below National Average

Rahway, NJ Cost Of Living

120
Rahway's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Rahway, New Jersey Info Snack

Rahway /rwe/ is a city in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the New York metropolitan area, 21.6 miles (34.8 km) southwest of Manhattan and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Staten Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 27,346, reflecting an increase of 846 (+3.2%) from the 26,500 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,175 (+4.6%) from the 25,325 counted in the 1990 Census.
Population
29,370
Unemployment
5.6%
Poverty
7.6%
Median Home
$266,300
Median Income
$74,164
Median Rent
$1,322

Rahway, NJ Photos

Rankings for Rahway in New Jersey

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Map Of Rahway, NJ

Population over time in Rahway

Year Population % Change
2017 29,370 -0.2%
2016 29,443 1.9%
2015 28,884 0.8%
2014 28,644 2.3%
2013 27,994 1.1%
2012 27,701 1.2%
2011 27,369 0.9%
2010 27,127 0.6%
2009 26,968 -
Crime/100k Rahway NJ USA
Violent Crime 112.9 208.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.2 5.0
Robbery 29.9 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 69.7 117.4 246.8
Property Crime 813.6 1404.9 2199.5
Burglary 146.1 215.9 376.0
Larceny 541.3 1065.1 1594.6
Car Theft 126.2 123.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Rahway

White
33.4% (9,809)
African American
27.4% (8,048)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
3.0% (886)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.8% (239)
Two Or More
2.9% (864)
Hispanic
32.4% (9,524)
Race Rahway NJ USA
White 33.4% 55.8% 61.1%
African American 27.4% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.0% 9.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.8% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 32.4% 19.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Rahway, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
5.1% (149,632)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.3% (68,253)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.3% (302,677)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.4% (247,025)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.7% (284,302)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.1% (444,697)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.5% (454,410)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.5% (514,788)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.2% (242,299)
$200,000 or more
7.8% (228,911)
Income Rahway NJ USA
Less than $10,000 5.1% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.3% 3.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.3% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.4% 7.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.7% 9.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.1% 14.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.5% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.5% 17.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.2% 9.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 7.8% 13.0% 7.0%

Gender in Rahway

Female
51.1% (15,005)
Male
48.9% (14,365)
Gender Rahway NJ USA
Female 51.1% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Rahway for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,468)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (2,055)
High School / GED
34.0% (9,985)
Some College
19.0% (5,580)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (2,055)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (5,580)
Master's Degree
7.0% (2,055)
Professional Degree
1.0% (293)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (293)
Education Rahway NJ USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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