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Rahway is 20th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 27,785 29th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3.9 95th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 7,017.2 49th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 5.9% 123rd 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.8% 158th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.5% 131st 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.5% 171st 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.6% 190th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 52.3% 224th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 30.9% 20th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 91st 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.3% 147th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 137th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.8% 40th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 23.5% 53rd 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 40.3% 219th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 52.3% 54th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.3% 97th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 11,300 30th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 44.4% 64th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 10,293 29th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.1% 186th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $328,300 159th $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.6 154th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $28,484 184th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $58,142 192nd $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 10.9% 57th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rahway Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,789 51st 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $265,721 53rd $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,526 94th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $32,582 45th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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