Rockaway demographics profile

StatisticRockawayNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)3,121191
Median age44.739.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%45%43%
Speak English65%69%79%
Speak Spanish19%16%13%
Rockaway, NJ has a population of 6,472 and is the 5,480th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,121 per sq mi which is 311958% higher than the New Jersey average and 3344% higher than the national average. The median age in Rockaway is 45 which is approximately 13% higher than the New Jersey average of 40. In Rockaway, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 65% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 52% of Rockaway residents were born in New Jersey, 18% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 29% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Rockaway is 311958% higher than New Jersey.
  • The median age in Rockaway is 13% higher than New Jersey.
  • In Rockaway 78.46% of the population is White.
  • In Rockaway 4.30% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Rockaway 14.49% of the population is Asian.

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Rockaway population breakdown by race

RaceRockawayNew JerseyNational
Black or African American4.30%13.54%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race0.43%2.53%3.06%
Other race2.32%6.35%4.75%
In Rockaway, 20.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Rockaway, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).