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Rockaway Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 24,156, reflecting an increase of 1,226 (+5.3%) from the 22,930 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,358 (+17.2%) from the 19,572 counted in the 1990 Census. 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. 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). Portions of the township were annexed to Boonton Township in 1906 and to Rockaway Borough in 1908. 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", "creek between two hills" or "bushy" / "difficult to cross". A large part of the township consists of Picatinny Arsenal, a United States Army base that covers nearly 6,500 acres (2,600 ha) of the township (a portion of the facility is located in Jefferson Township), used mainly for the development of new weapons technologies, especially concerning anti-terrorism.


Rockaway Township in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. When planning a trip to Rockaway Township, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Philadelphia. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Philadelphia for its bountiful attractions like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty on your trip to Rockaway Township. Also, to reach Rockaway Township, you'll have to take a flight to Philadelphia; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Rockaway Township can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Rockaway Township*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rockaway Township

    Know the pollution level of Rockaway Township before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Rockaway Township: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rockaway Township for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rockaway Township.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Rockaway Township - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.46 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.71 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rockaway Township

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rockaway Township

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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