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Rockleigh, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Rockleigh
Haring-Corning House
Haring-Corning House
Map highlighting Rockleigh's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Rockleigh's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Rockleigh, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Rockleigh, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated April 10, 1923
Area
 • Total 0.976 sq mi (2.528 km2)
 • Land 0.969 sq mi (2.509 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.019 km2)  0.75%
Area rank 501st of 566 in state
66th of 70 in county
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 531
 • Estimate (2015) 533
 • Rank 554th of 566 in state
69th of 70 in county
 • Density 548.1/sq mi (211.6/km2)
 • Density rank 437th of 566 in state
68th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07647
Area code(s) 201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784
FIPS code 3400364170
GNIS feature ID 0885375
Website www.rockleigh.org

Rockleigh (pronounced ROCK-lee) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 531, reflecting an increase of 140 (+35.8%) from the 391 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 121 (+44.8%) from the 270 counted in the 1990 Census. Bordering Alpine, a community ranked America's most expensive ZIP code by Forbes, Rockleigh has a similar residential character, with large single-family homes on large plots of land.

Rockleigh was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 13, 1923 (based on the results of a referendum held on April 10, 1923) from portions of Northvale. The borough was named for a property in Virginia that had been owned by the borough's first mayor.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Rockleigh as its 13th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.976 square miles (2.528 km2), including 0.969 square miles (2.509 km2) of land and 0.007 square miles (0.019 km2) of water (0.75%). It is about 25 miles (40 km) from Manhattan in New York City.

The borough borders Alpine, Northvale and Norwood in Bergen County and Tappan in the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York.

Saint Josephs Village is an unincorporated community located within Rockleigh.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 32
1910 44 37.5%
1920 58 31.8%
1930 86 48.3%
1940 79 −8.1%
1950 110 39.2%
1960 430 290.9%
1970 308 −28.4%
1980 192 −37.7%
1990 270 40.6%
2000 391 44.8%
2010 531 35.8%
Est. 2015 533 0.4%
Population sources:
1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 531 people, 75 households, and 57.98 families residing in the borough. The population density was 548.1 per square mile (211.6/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 88.8 per square mile (34.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.10% (505) White, 2.07% (11) Black or African American, 0.19% (1) Native American, 1.51% (8) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.19% (1) from other races, and 0.94% (5) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% (20) of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 8.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 57.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 73.8 years. For every 100 females there were 58.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 47.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $137,778 (with a margin of error of +/- $87,096) and the median family income was $139,861 (+/- $77,779). Males had a median income of $76,719 (+/- $48,274) versus $70,3136 (+/- $43,416) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,771 (+/- $23,965). About 0.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed none of the borough's households in either 2000 or 2010.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 391 people, 74 households, and 58 families residing in the borough. The population density was 402.2 people per square mile (155.6/km2). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 82.3 per square mile (31.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.77% White, 3.32% African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.84% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.86% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 32.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $152,262, and the median income for a family was $157,816. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $66,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,935. None of the families and 23.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no one under eighteen and none of those over 64.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 4.56 miles (7.34 km) of roadways, of which 2.74 miles (4.41 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.82 miles (2.93 km) by Bergen County.

County Route 501 passes through Rockleigh. This road's northern terminus is in Rockleigh, where it continues into New York as New York State Route 340.

Public transportation

Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service on routes 20 and 84 to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.


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