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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,884
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+14,651
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$43,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,197

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,882
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation12.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,311
Median House Value$265,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.7%
Irish7.6%
Italian6.9%
German5.7%
Polish5.3%
West Indian5.2%
Haitian3.3%
English2.6%
Portuguese2.5%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.2%
Slovak1.1%
Jamaican1.1%
African0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
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Rahway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7065
Phone Area Codes908,732,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-74.28

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)

StationCRANFORD
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carteret23,966$75,079
Clark15,279$112,321
Cranford23,531$137,620
Iselin19,411$91,190
Linden41,595$72,597
Woodbridge101,131$92,402

Rahway Public Libraries

Rahway Public Library
2 CITY HALL PLAZA
Rahway, New Jersey
(732) 340-1551

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Rahway Hospitals

Kindred Hospital New Jersey - Rahway
(Non-profit)
865 Stone Street
(732) 499-6308
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway
(Non-profit)
865 Stone Street
(732) 499-6000

Rahway Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
1809 St Georges Ave
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Grover Cleveland Elementary School
486 E Milton Ave
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1040
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Madison Elementary
944 Madison Ave
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1070
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
Kline Place
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1025
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Rahway High School
1012 Madison Ave
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1090
High
Total Enrollment 1063
Roosevelt Elementary School
811 St George Ave
ZIP: 7065
(732) 396-1060
Primary
Total Enrollment 628

Rahway Private Schools

Employees Center For Young Children
Next To 36 E Grand Ave & Across From 77 E Grand
ZIP: 7065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Kiddie College
674 New Brunswick Ave
ZIP: 7065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Stepping Stone Academy
378 E Milton Ave
ZIP: 7065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
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