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Overview

Introduction to East Rutherford, New Jersey

East Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center) and 7 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey.

East Rutherford History

It is believed that present day East Rutherford was once home to dinosaurs in the Triassic age, because the sandstones in this region bear the impression of dinosaurs. On April 17, 1889, the area was incorporated as "Boiling Spring Township," a name which was influenced by the presence of a powerful spring of cold water. On May 23, 1893, the community's name was changed to "East Rutherford." Over the years, the town has developed into a successful business and industrial hub.

East Rutherford and Nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey Naval Museum
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Central Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In East Rutherford

New Jersey Naval Museum, Hamilton House Museum, Meadowlands Museum, and Nutley Museum have artifacts reflecting the historical and cultural heritage of the region. East Rutherford is close to a number of historic sites including the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Empire State Building, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, Edison National Historic Site, and the Rockefeller Center. Various recreational activities like hiking, camping, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Palisades Interstate Park, Saddle River County Park, Weequahic Park, Dahnert's Lake County Park, and Central Park. George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Bergen County Zoological Park, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, New York Aquarium, and Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary are other popular destinations near East Rutherford. The community also hosts the State Fair Meadowlands in June every year.

East Rutherford Transportation

The closest major airport is the Newark Liberty International Airport.

East Rutherford Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Hudson County Community College, Saint Peters College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Montclair State University.

People

Total Population 9,076
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,819
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.2%
Median Earnings25+ $57,147
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,958

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,011
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 16.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,382
Median House Value $392,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 1.8%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Rutherford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07073
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.833
Longitude -74.097

East Rutherford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JERSEY CITY
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlstadt 6,225 $72,049
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Lyndhurst 21,318 $90,344
Passaic 70,618 $35,791
Rutherford 18,434 $103,166
Wallington 11,584 $64,258

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Rutherford Public Libraries

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East Rutherford Memorial Library
143 BOILING SPRINGS AVE
East Rutherford, New Jersey
(201) 939-3930
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PATERSON AVE & CORNELIA ST
201-935-3007
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Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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