Roseland, New Jersey

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Roseland is a borough in western Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,298.

Roseland was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 10, 1908, from portions of Livingston Township.[7]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Roseland as its 14th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[8]



Roseland is located at 40°49′12″N 74°18′24″W / 40.819899°N 74.306701°W / 40.819899; -74.306701 (40.819899, -74.306701).[9] Roseland is located about 20 miles (30 km) west of New York City. Roseland is part of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,298 people, 2,142 households, and 1,525 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,463.6 people per square mile (565.1/km2). There were 2,187 housing units at an average density of 604.2/sq mi (233.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.43% White, 0.72% African American, 0.04% Native American, 4.72% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

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