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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Rahway is a suburb of New York City with a population of 29,370. Rahway is in Union County. Living in Rahway offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Rahway there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rahway and residents tend to be liberal.
About Rahway...
Population
29,370

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,322
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Rahway Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    342.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Rahway

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,164
National
$55,322
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Rahway Reviews

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Very nice town. I've been living in Rahway for years. It's tight community the town is up and coming although neighboring towns tend to give us negative reviews, most of the information is false. The town is relatively very safe with decent hard working people. There are always community activities for the family. The downtown area is developing beautifully with rentals and nice shops. Property value is on the rise and the schools are decent. The high school has an impressive performing arts programs and football team. During the summer there are concerts and festivals as well as in the winter. The rec center offers all kinds of lessons from a tennis program to yarn and art classes at a fair price to residents from the town. The Rahway of today is not the same town it was 20 years ago so the neighboring more affluent towns tend to give it a bad rap. Overall you get your bang for your buck in this town if you move fast and acquire property now as prices are surging fast.
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Rahway is family friendly and offers a lot of things to do. I love that I can take a walk along the Rahway River if I just want to get away and enjoy nature. Rahway has lovely restaurants to go to for a dinner date and a great shopping area. The neighborhoods are safe and the community is always welcoming!
A great area! It can be really diverse, and most of the people around are friendly. There are nice places to go to and visit nearby as well.