Rockaway, NJ

Population: 22,035
Median Home Sale: $292,250
Median Household Income: $98,356
Median Commute: 28.00
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Rockaway, New Jersey is a township in Morris county which includes the borough of Rockaway, the unincorporated community of White Meadow lake and the Picatinny Arsenal. The area has  a rich history, rolling hills and numerous lakes. The name was given to the area by Dutch settlers in the early 1700s based on the Native American name for the area “Rechouwakie” which translated is “the place of sands”. Rockaway was the original district in America to mine and work iron. These ironworks assisted the settlers efforts against the English during the American Revolution. By 1776 Morris county was the largest smelting center in the U.S. with many forges and blast furnaces scattered throughout the Rockaway area. In 1880 the Picatinny Arsenal was established in Rockaway, this was the first Read More +
Rockaway, New Jersey is a township in Morris county which includes the borough of Rockaway, the unincorporated community of White Meadow lake and the Picatinny Arsenal. The area has  a rich history, rolling hills and numerous lakes. The name was given to the area by Dutch settlers in the early 1700s based on the Native American name for the area “Rechouwakie” which translated is “the place of sands”.

Rockaway was the original district in America to mine and work iron. These ironworks assisted the settlers efforts against the English during the American Revolution. By 1776 Morris county was the largest smelting center in the U.S. with many forges and blast furnaces scattered throughout the Rockaway area.

In 1880 the Picatinny Arsenal was established in Rockaway, this was the first U.S. War Department powder depot. The Navy Ordinance Depot followed and was established in 1891. The Military history of the area continued and by 1940 Picatinny was the only plant in the U.S. capable of making large caliber ammo. The Arsenal trained and employed approximately 8,000 people in producing artillery shells, bombs and more. Picatinny Arsenal continues its work today as an armament research and development center.

Today Rockaway Township covers an area of 45.3 square miles and is home to approximately 25,000 people.Real estate opportunities include homes for sale from small starter homes to large  homes as well as  rental apartments. According to the 2010 census the inhabitants were spread across 8,983 households, and 34.4% of these households had children under the age of 18.

Within Rockaway Township lies the unincorporated community of White Meadow Lake. This community is close-knit community and every household is a part of the White Meadow Lake Property Owners Association which cares for the lake, docks, beaches and club house for use by members of the community. There are 3 beaches, 2 in ground pools, playgrounds and tennis courts available. There is also a White Meadow Lake preschool for residents only. For more info, click here.

The educational needs of younger students in the community are overseen by The Rockaway Township Public Schools. This collection of schools includes five elementary schools for children in fifth grade and down. Students in sixth through eighth grade attend classes at  Copeland Middle School. For High School students the  Morris Hills Regional High School District oversees their education at  Morris Hills High School and Morris Knolls High School.

Rockaway Borough is a walkable town center offering many stores and local business as well as a bus service to NYC.

Rockaway Township welcomes visitors and new residents with an old-world charm and modern conveniences. Here historic real estate sets along side up-to-date homes and businesses. Read less –

Area and Demographic Info for Rockaway, New Jersey (07866)

Median Age: 42.87 Median Home Sales Price: $292,250 Median Household Income: $98,356 Median Commute Time: 28.00 mins


  • Population: 22,035
  • Population Density: 994/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 0.89%
  • Education Climate : 4
  • Married : 10,561
  • Number of Households : 8,212
  • Households with children: 2,791
  • Average Household Size : 2.70
  • Annual Residential Turnover : 5.45%
  • Change in Average Household Income : 9.94%
  • Closest Major Sports Team: NEW JERSEY DEVILS
  • Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International
  • Closest College: RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF AMERICA
  • Closest Jr. College: COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

What are the Occupancy Rates?

Vacant Owned Rented
340 6735 1476

How Do People Get to Work?

Drive Public Transportation Walk / Bike / Other Work at Home
9859 205 130 246

Population by Sex(%)

Male Female
49.02 50.98

White/Blue Collar Jobs

White Collar Blue Collar
23 77

Population by Age

0-45-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-84 85+
1350121513661770119898810541209151418271904183015231199781577413 318

Population by Ethnicity

White Hispanic Black Asian Native American Hawian Other
18923 2563 551 1520 38 3 633

Population by Education

Less than 9th Grade Some High School Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate
312 713 2715 1420 4119 1958

Households by Income (in thousands of dollars)

0-1010-1515-2020-2525-3030-3535-4040-4545-5050-6060-7575-100100-125125-150150-200200-250250-500 500+
1579414615120925321021026945290311199908501648222303 27

Median Income by Age

< 25 25-44 45-64 > 65
62469 110646 115090 56089

Employees by Occupation

Management Technology Retail Sales Protective Services Agriculture Construction Transportation
805 247 3253 140 13 517 902

Employees by Industry

Agriculture Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Retail Finance & Real Estate Service Public
15 36 595 2574 230 234 4363 281 923 518

Rent Estimate (in dollars) Estimate includes shelter + utilities

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
1025 1063 1269 1637 1871

Crime

Total Personal Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Vehicle Theft
28 17 15 16 12 21 37 33 44 38

Household Expenses

Total Insurance Apparel Education Entertainment Food Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
129 145 128 142 133 124 123 134 132 122

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Total Weather Hail Hurricane Tornado Wind
98 76 69 92 46 139

Pollution

Air Ozone Carbon Monoxide Lead NO2 Particulates(PM10)
97 98 126 82 93 84

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Local School Data for Rockaway, New Jersey (07866)

Preschool

School Name Distance Type Grades
CHABAD EARLY LEARNING CENTER 2.06 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
LITTLE LEARNER ACADEMY 2.39 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.11 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
PARK LAKE SCHOOL 3.21 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-UNGRADE
SACRED HEART 3.45 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.58 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-3
BRIDGES TO LEARNING 4.03 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K

Elementary

School Name Distance Type Grades
KATHERINE D. MALONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.95 mi PUBLIC K-5
CHABAD EARLY LEARNING CENTER 2.06 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
LITTLE LEARNER ACADEMY 2.39 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
STONY BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.64 mi PUBLIC K-5
ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.11 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
PARK LAKE SCHOOL 3.21 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-UNGRADE
SACRED HEART 3.45 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 3.54 mi PUBLIC 4-8
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.58 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-3
BRIDGES TO LEARNING 4.03 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K

Middle

School Name Distance Type Grades
COPELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 2.03 mi PUBLIC 6-8
ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.11 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
SACRED HEART 3.45 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 3.54 mi PUBLIC 4-8

High

School Name Distance Type Grades
MORRIS HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 4.34 mi PUBLIC 9-12
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SCHOOL 4.34 mi PUBLIC 9-12
MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH SCHOOL 4.5 mi PUBLIC 9-12

Adult Other

School Name Distance Type Grades
PARK LAKE SCHOOL 3.21 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-UNGRADE
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.58 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-3
MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH SCHOOL 4.5 mi PUBLIC 9-12

Schools are listed in order of their proximity to a central point within Rockaway, NJ. Please contact someone from our team, or the school itself, to find out whether or not a particular home you're looking at is eligible for any particular school or district

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