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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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), including 1.00 square miles (2.60 km2) of land and 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2) of water (0.69%). Rockleigh is about 25 miles (40 km) from Manhattan in New York City.
The borough borders the municipalities of 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.
The 2010 United States Census counted 531 people, 75 households, and 57.975 families in the borough. The population density was 548.1 inhabitants 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 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.