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Rockleigh (pronounced ROCK-lee) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 391.

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.[7][8]

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.[9]



Rockleigh is located at 41°00′27″N 73°55′55″W / 41.007458°N 73.932056°W / 41.007458; -73.932056 (41.007458, -73.932056).[10] It is about 25 miles (40 km) from Manhattan in New York City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, 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/sq mi (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.

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