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Rahway is a city in Union County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the river, which is an Indian term variously translated as "place of sands" and "in the midst of the forest"
The latitude of Rahway is 40.608N. The longitude is -74.278W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,779.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rahway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07065 ZIP code.
9% of Rahway residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rahway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rahway was $22,481, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Rahway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rahway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $669. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,409.
Libraries in Rahway include Rahway Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rahway include Linden Progress
Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rahway political report.
Rahway restaurants taking online reservations include David Drake ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Rahway workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rahway between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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