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Rockaway is a township in Morris County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Rockaway. For links to other places called Rockaway, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rockaway is 40.95N. The longitude is -74.466W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 745 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,930.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockaway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07842 ZIP code.
12% of Rockaway residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockaway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockaway was $33,184, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Rockaway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rockaway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $876. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,775.
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockaway political report.
The average commute time for Rockaway workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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