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Rahway city, New Jersey

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Rahway city, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 29,880
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 29,880
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 27,324
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,346
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,073
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 25.1%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 58.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $263,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,269
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,061
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,402
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 10,830
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 90.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 40.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 89.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 84.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,196
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 166,617
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 425,288
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,282,742
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 321,782
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,581
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 31.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $69,813
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,796
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 2,113
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,441
Women-owned firms, 2012 545
Minority-owned firms, 2012 928
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,132
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 134
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,918
Population per square mile, 2010 7,017.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 3.90
FIPS Code 3461530
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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