Population: 28,694

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 54%
Single 46%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Rahway has a low population density. Rahway is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,193 Rahway
27,441 New York

City Info

Rahway, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Rahway has a population density of 7,193, with 28,694 current residents.

Out of the 28,694 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 43% Rain
  • 24% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 53 years Median home age
  • $246,610 Median home price
  • -10.7% Home appreciation rate
  • 25.06% Annual property tax
  • 58.6%
    Homes owned
  • 36%
    Homes rented
  • 5.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Rahway, the air quality is 3% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 43% rainy, and 24% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Rahway, you should know that 58.6% of homes are owned while 36% of homes are rented, and 5.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $246,610, the median age of homes is 53 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.70% and the annual property tax is 25.06%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Rahway, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Rahway’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Rahway is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 63.58% Democratic, 35.41% Republican, and 1.01% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Rahway, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.40% of residents are unemployed in Rahway (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Rahway residents: 13.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.28% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.5% are in the customer service field, 31.1% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.27%, 6.08% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.49% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Rahway, you should be aware that the average commute time is 30 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Rahway have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 10% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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