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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,875
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens23.4%
Employed Population 16+2,894
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married62.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60%
Median Earnings25+$65,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,662
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,635
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,066
Median House Value$477,200

Ancestry

Italian27.8%
Irish26.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.5%
German11.8%
French Except Basque4.8%
Polish4.7%
English3.7%
Russian3.1%
Greek1.9%
Lithuanian1.5%
Portuguese1.3%
Jamaican1%
West Indian1%
Hungarian1%
Iranian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
African0.2%
Swedish0.2%
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Roseland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7068
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.82
Approximate Longitude-74.3

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)

StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caldwell7,967$114,583
Essex Fells2,164$197,361
Livingston29,691$170,127
Verona13,481$143,071
West Caldwell10,845$125,068
West Orange47,037$111,841

Roseland Public Libraries

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

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Roseland Public Schools

Lester C Noecker
100 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 7068
(973) 226-7644
Primary
Total Enrollment 438

Roseland Private Schools

Stepping Stones School - The Arc Of Essex County
19 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 7068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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