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Overview

Introduction to Rutherford, New Jersey

Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey and 7 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area. There are 18,110 residents in Rutherford.

Rutherford History

Walling Van Winkle was the first European settler in this area. He arrived in 1687. In its earlier years, the area that is now referred to as Rutherford was a part of the New Barbadoes Township. The area had its first post office in 1876. The Borough of Rutherford was established in 1881.

Rutherford and nearby Attractions

  • William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts
  • Meadowlands Museum
  • Nereid Boat Club
  • Rutherford Memorial Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art

Things To Do In Rutherford

The Rutherford Memorial Park is spread over an area of 30 acres and has a football stadium, five tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, five softball diamonds, a Little League baseball Filed and three playgrounds. The town also has a rowing club and a museum which focuses on the local history.

Rutherford Transportation

The Newark International Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

Rutherford Higher Education

The area has a number of institutions offering higher education like the Montclair State University, The Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University at Newark, among others.

People

Total Population 18,434
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,683
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,166
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 18.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,340
Median House Value $425,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 16.7%

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

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 07070
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.826
Longitude -74.107

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 6.1 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 LITTLE FALLS
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 7.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlstadt 6,225 $72,049
East Rutherford 9,076 $103,011
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Lyndhurst 21,318 $90,344
Passaic 70,618 $35,791
Wallington 11,584 $64,258

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

Rutherford Public Libraries

Library
Rutherford Free Public Library
150 PARK AVE
Rutherford, New Jersey
(201) 939-8600
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Rutherford High Schools

RUTHERFORD HIGH
54 ELLIOTT PL
201-438-7675
Serves 773 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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