Rockaway, New Jersey Population 2024

6,601

Rockaway is a city located in Morris County New Jersey. Rockaway has a 2024 population of 6,601. Rockaway is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,581 in 2020.

The average household income in Rockaway is $126,361 with a poverty rate of 6.97%. The median age in Rockaway is 42.1 years: 40.9 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Rockaway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockaway was:

  • White: 78.81%
  • Two or more races: 9.88%
  • Asian: 7.77%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,180.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.3% (20)
The current population of Rockaway, New Jersey is 6,601 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,581.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,19378.81%
Two or more races6519.88%
Asian5127.77%
Other race1822.76%
Black or African American510.77%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockaway Population by Race

Rockaway Population Pyramid 2024

Rockaway Median Age

42.1

Total

40.9

Male

42.5

Female

Rockaway Adults

There are 5,322 adults, (953 of whom are seniors) in Rockaway.

Rockaway Age Dependency

50.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockaway Sex Ratio

Female3,16047.96%
Male3,42952.04%

Rockaway Population by Age

Rockaway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6412.496139
Married1,4333.327228
Non Family1,0071.2641.258.8
Female1142.6568.431.6
Male872.71000

3.2

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockaway Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1543.32%
Associates Degree3016.5%
Bachelors Degree1,48432.02%
Graduate Degree49110.6%
High School Graduate87418.86%
Less Than 9th Grade1874.04%
Some College1,14324.67%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockaway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockaway Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,2333,1311,495
Hispanic901802238
Asian430290203
2+ Races428428215
Other Race525216
Black232323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Rockaway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$86,532$95,645$79,583
Graduate Degree$109,617$153,790$107,923
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$20,264$0$0
Overall$67,083$70,221$66,332
Some College$47,005$46,198$57,246

$67,083

Average Earnings

$70,221

Average Male

$66,332

Average Female

Rockaway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockaway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockaway Language

69.28% of Rockaway residents speak only English, while 30.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.07% of the population.

Rockaway Language

Rockaway Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5202485.49%
Hispanic1,34621115.68%
Other18213071.43%
Multiple651477.22%

6.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.22%

Male Poverty Rate

8.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockaway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockaway is Other, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockaway is White, with 5.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.78%.

Rockaway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.9%
Less Than 9th Grade5.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.09%
Some College0%

Rockaway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.04%
Male Employed3.75%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Rockaway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockaway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,242$158,473
Households$93,750$126,361
Married Families$122,821$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,783$73,856

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockaway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockaway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rockaway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rockaway Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockaway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

205

Number of Veterans

189

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam102
Korea25
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War8
World War II0

Rockaway Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74102
55 to 6449
75+38
35 to 5416
18 to 340

Rockaway Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2054.83%
Hispanic646.33%

Rockaway Veterans by Race

Rockaway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockaway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rockaway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockaway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rockaway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.11%

Born in Rockaway

79.68%

Native Born

20.32%

Foreign Born

6.92%

Non Citizen

13.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.68% of Rockaway residents were born in the United States, with 65.11% having been born in New Jersey. 6.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockaway Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,62650.08%
20286,62150.08%
20276,61650.08%
20266,61150.08%
20256,60650.08%
20246,60150.08%
20236,596130.2%
20226,583-17-0.26%
20216,600190.29%
20206,5813094.93%
20196,272-84-1.32%
20186,356-57-0.89%
20176,413-18-0.28%
20166,43160.09%
20156,425-7-0.11%
20146,432-28-0.43%
20136,460-4-0.06%
20126,46420.03%
20116,462190.29%
20106,44300%
20006,4732303.68%
19906,243-609-8.89%
19806,8524697.35%
19706,38397017.92%
19605,4131,60142%
19503,8122988.48%
19403,51438212.2%
19303,13247717.97%
19202,655-3,971-59.93%
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Rockaway Population by Year