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Rockaway Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 24,792. Rockaway Township is in Morris County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Rockaway Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Rockaway Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rockaway Township are highly rated.
About Rockaway Township...
Population
24,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$353,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,524
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    11.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    55.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,062.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Rockaway Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,385
National
$55,322

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Overall, the best thing about Rockaway Township is the sense of community within it. By this, I mean that everyone who lives in the town is like one big family who participates in the same town events with their families, goes to similar sporting events or community activities. I like how there is so much to do, both with family and friends. There are so many sports and groups offered for children up until 8th grade, and once students enter highschool, they are guarunteed a great education. The only negative part about Rockaway Township is the fact that they split the middle school into two separate high school, Morris Hills and Morris Knolls, based on where the student lives. Personally, I think splitting these kids up is not a good idea because even though meeting new people is great, separating students who have been friends for years can truly be life changing.
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Rockaway Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1844, from portions of Hanover Township and Pequannock Township.[21] Portions of the township were taken to form Rockaway Borough (June 19, 1894), Port Oram (June 26, 1895, now Wharton) and Denville Township (April 14, 1913).[22] Portions of the township were annexed to Boonton Township in 1906 and to Rockaway Borough in 1908.[23]

The township shares its name with the Rockaway River and the neighboring borough. The name is derived from a Native American term, variously said to mean "place of sands",[24][25] "creek between two hills"[26] or "bushy" / "difficult to cross".[27]
I moved to Rockaway Township in September 2015. I first attended Copeland Middle School as a 7th Grader. I came from Long Island, New York and lived there for 12 years. When I moved to Rockaway, the town was big. It consisted of 3 areas; Rockaway Borough, Green Pond, and White Meadow Lake. The people there were friendly and willing to help anyone in need. I got along well and since then I became happy living in Rockaway. I currently Morris Knolls High School and looking forward to moving on to Community College of Morris in 2021.