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Overview

Introduction to Roseland, New Jersey

Roseland, New Jersey, in Essex County, is 5 miles NW of East Orange, New Jersey and 8 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey . The town is home to some 5,298 residents.

Roseland History

Roseland once fell within the Horseneck Tract, which was purchased by English settlers in 1702. Roseland was incorporated as Centerville on March 10, 1908. It was renamed Roseland because various other places in New Jersey were already named Centerville.

Roseland and nearby Attractions

  • Roseland Historical Society
  • Foulertons Brook
  • Riker Hill Fossil Site
  • West Essex Park
  • Harrison House
  • Alice Austen House Museum

Things To Do In Roseland

The Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Central Park Zoo are popular local destinations for children. The Crane Phillips Living Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum, Coney Island Museum, and the Grey Art Gallery at NYU are some museums located near Roseland. Dahnert's Lake County Park, West Essex Park, Saddle River County Park and Brookdale Park offer boating, camping, hiking, picnicking and biking opportunities.

Roseland Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

Roseland Higher Education

Seton Hall University, Caldwell College, Bloomfield College and Passaic County Community College are all located near Roseland.

People

Total Population 5,853
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,826
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.5%
Median Earnings25+ $66,719
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $51,319
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,004

Wealth

Median Family Income $137,202
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,933
Median House Value $494,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 30%

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

Roseland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07068
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.82
Longitude -74.294

Roseland 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 ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station CANOE BROOK
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 7,902 $102,813
Essex Fells 2,153 $193,929
Livingston 29,674 $166,094
Verona 13,489 $135,350
West Caldwell 10,936 $120,991
West Orange 47,014 $110,919

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

Roseland Public Libraries

Library
Roseland Free Public Library
20 ROSELAND AVENUE
Roseland, New Jersey
(973) 226-8636

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