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Overview

Introduction to Rahway, New Jersey

Rahway, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles N of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The city is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Rahway has a population of 26,500.

Rahway History

Originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, this area had its first European settlers in 1664, when they bought the Elizabethtown Tract from the Lenape. The area was named after a local tribal chief named Rahwack. It was incorporated as a city in April, 1858.

Rahway and nearby Attractions

  • Rahway Yacht Club
  • Milton Lake
  • Robinsons Branch
  • Rahway River Park
  • Merck Athletic Field
  • Rahway Public Library

Things To Do In Rahway

Rahway has 10 parks, the most popular of which is the Rahway River Park. It is spread over a huge area and has picnic zones, baseball fields, a public pool and also a lake.

Rahway Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is just twenty minutes away.

Rahway Higher Education

The Union County College is very close.

People

Total Population 28,644
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 14,329
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $41,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,151
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,215

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,115
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 11%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $1,262
Median House Value $268,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rahway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Woodbridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07065
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.608
Longitude -74.278

Rahway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CRANFORD
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carteret 23,965 $73,389
Clark 15,144 $109,635
Cranford 23,328 $135,500
Iselin 19,146 $90,104
Linden 41,322 $73,044
Woodbridge 101,164 $91,275

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rahway Public Libraries

Library
Rahway Public Library
275 EAST MILTON AVENUE
Rahway, New Jersey
(732) 388-8209

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Rahway Hospitals

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT RAHWAY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
865 STONE ST
(732) 381-4200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rahway High Schools

RAHWAY HIGH
1012 MADISON AVE
908-396-1090
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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