Rockaway Twp., NJ Overview

Situated approximately 40 miles west of New York City off Routes 80 and 46, Rockaway Borough provides comfortable housing, an acclaimed school system, and a wide array of service and amenities.  Retaining a small-town feeling, the borough is characterized as a charming commuter town with a colonial flavor.  This quiet, residential community with a pristine lake nestles in the shadow of the much larger neighboring Rockaway Township. Newcomers to the township will discover a delightful, rustic area that features lush woods and vast open space.  Home of the College County of Morris, the township balances industry and commercial activity with tranquil neighborhoods.  Local parks, athletic fields, league sports, playgrounds, tennis courts, ice-skating, a golf course, and sparkling lakes ensure quality leisure activities.  Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 80, Route 15, and bus or train service to New York City. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 8%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 593.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.688
Households w/ Children 34%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 5%
5+ Years in Residency 0%
Median Year in Residency 0

Housing Inventory

Rockaway Twp., NJ Housing Inventory 537 1,392 7,796 7,796 537 1,392 7,796

Market Overview

146 listings with an estimated median price of $499,950

Price Count
$0 - 100K 10
$100K - 200K 6
$200K - 300K 4
$300K - 400K 12
$400K - 500K 43
$500K - 600K 40
$600K - 700K 12
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 8
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 5
Property Type Count
Single Family 84
Condo 36
Commercial 14
Rental 12
Lots and Land 10
Multi Family 2

(Data as of 5/25/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Rockaway Twp., NJ Population Demographics

Total: 24,685


Median Age: 43.71

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Rockaway Twp., NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Rockaway Twp., NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Rockaway Twp., NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Rockaway Twp., NJ Highest Education Level Attained 4,166 2,823 1,276 489 360 2,612 5,267 4,166 2,823 489 360 2,612

Employment and Finance


Rockaway Twp., NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $103,534)

Rockaway Twp., NJ Income by dollar range 182 202 205 178 251 135 202 169 280 570 762 1,307 1,083 1,097 2,001 227 311 27

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Rockaway Twp., NJ Crime

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