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Welcome to Rahway ...

The coastal city of Rahway is located in Union County<1>.

The location of Rahway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rahway has a population of 29,911 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rahway.

Rahway is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Rahway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rahway: (732) & (848)<5>

Websites for Rahway ...

Official Website: www.cityofrahway.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rahway had an population of 29,911 people. This is an increase of 9.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rahway had a population of 27,346 people (or 5.1% of the total population of Union County). This makes Rahway the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Rahway represents 0.31% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,346 people, the population of Rahway increased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,500 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rahway.

Communities near Rahway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rahway.

  • New York [New York County]
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    • New York [New York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Clifton [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Rahway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
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      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
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      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
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    • East Orange [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orange
      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
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      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
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    • West New York [Hudson County]
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      • West New York [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Rahway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New York

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rahway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rahway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rahway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rahway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rahway. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rahway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rahway ...

Looking for more information about Rahway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rahway, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rahway.

Adding Rahway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rahway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rahway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rahway on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rahway on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Jersey

About Union County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rahway: www.cityofrahway.com/

The official website for Union County: www.unioncountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rahway.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rahway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rahway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rahway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RahwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rahway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6070, Longitude: -74.2810       In this case, the coordinates for Rahway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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