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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

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

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