Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexRahwayNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$40,303$37,538$29,829
Median household income$77,393$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$100,528$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$53,413$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$55,659$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$43,233$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level7.4%10.9%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rahway is 35% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rahway is 40% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rahway is 4% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rahway is 51% lower than the national average

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      $51,590 $77,393 $154,786
      $49,129 $73,702 $147,404
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Rahway median earnings by income bracket

      Rahway employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%8.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.9%13.9%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%13.5%
      Public administration6.7%6.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.3%13.3%
      Education, health & social services11.0%11.0%

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      Rahway, NJ29,691$77,39339.9%

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      Source: The Rahway, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).