Statewide Claims to Fame

Rockaway is 6th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Rockaway is 11th in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Retail sales per capita

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 6,486 164th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 2.1 188th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,107.1 158th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 5.4% 177th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.1% 149th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.3% 165th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.5% 172nd 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.4% 193rd 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 82.8% 110th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.2% 149th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1% 211th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 7.7% 90th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 6th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 147th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 15.1% 85th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 73.1% 129th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 51.3% 155th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.9% 94th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 2,521 223rd 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.3% 130th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 2,379 212th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.1% 163rd 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $371,800 110th $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.7 118th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $35,925 121st $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $72,979 136th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 6.8% 111th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rockaway Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 802 141st 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $244,976 58th $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $39,040 11th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $13,858 105th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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