dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Roselle Park, New Jersey

Roselle Park, New Jersey, in Union county, is 2 miles S of Union, New Jersey and 6 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area. About 13,281 people live in Roselle Park.

Roselle Park History

The Leni Lenape native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as the Union county. In 1651, early Dutch colonists purchased the region from the Indians. However, they were ousted by the British in 1664. Samuel Williams is the first recorded settler in this area. He arrived here with his son in the year 1700. Railroads began to be constructed in 1839 and Roselle Park was officially incorporated on March 22, 1901.

Roselle Park and nearby Attractions

  • Roselle Park Historical Society
  • Veteran's Memorial Library
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Roselle Park Museum
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Roselle Park

Among the important historical locations in the town of Roselle Park are the Veteran's Memorial Library and the Roselle Park Historical Society. Also nearby are Liberty Hall and Boxwood Hall. While in Roselle Park, one can also pay a visit to the Crane Phillips Living Museum, the Roselle Park Museum, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

Roselle Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Roselle Park Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at quite a few institutes near Roselle Park. Among these are Kean University, Union County College, Seton Hall University and Rutgers University-Newark.

People

Total Population 13,555
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,497
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,296
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,052

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,750
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 8.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $271,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.2%
Irish 9.2%

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

Roselle Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07204
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.664
Longitude -74.264

Roselle Park 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 2.1 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 6.3 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
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 8.1 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
Clark 15,144 $109,635
Cranford 23,328 $135,500
Elizabeth 127,759 $44,835
Kenilworth 8,104 $102,298
Roselle 21,466 $63,314

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

Roselle Park Public Libraries

Library
Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
404 CHESTNUT STREET
Roselle Park, New Jersey
(908) 245-2456
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • CDL A: Tractor Trailer Training
  • CDL A: With Passenger Endorsement
  • CDL B: With Passenger Endorsement
  • Provides DOT compliance training, forklift or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.
  • Offers flexible scheduling including weekday, weeknight, and weekend classes.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1999.
  • Teaches refresher courses to individuals who already have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) but have not driven for six months or more.
  • Provides training solutions to corporations and government entities for driver and forklift operators.
camnpus icon
Linden
Request Info
Programs
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)
Advance your career with American Institute - Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our program can be completed in as little as 16 months. We offer program specializations in general or cardiac sonography, both of which include vascular ultrasound training.
camnpus icon
Clifton
Request Info

Roselle Park High Schools

ROSELLE PARK HIGH
185 W WEBSTER AVE
908-241-4550
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

Study Online in Roselle Park
Additional Resources
Info for Roselle Park Government Officials


Are you an official in the Roselle Park government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104