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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,480
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+9,496
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.8%
Median Earnings25+$57,158
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,694
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,073

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,961
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation17.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,347
Median House Value$435,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36%
Italian22.4%
Irish16.3%
German9.6%
Polish8.4%
English4.1%
Arab2.7%
Egyptian2.1%
Norwegian1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Turkish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Rutherford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7070
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-74.1

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)

StationJERSEY CITY
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlstadt6,238$88,281
East Rutherford9,236$92,813
Hasbrouck Heights12,124$101,011
Lyndhurst21,582$95,677
Passaic70,536$37,663
Wallington11,618$65,050

Rutherford Public Libraries

Rutherford Free Public Library
150 PARK AVENUE
Rutherford, New Jersey
(201) 939-8600

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Rutherford Public Schools

Lincoln School
414 Montross Avenue
ZIP: 7070
(201) 438-7675
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Pierrepont School
70 E Pierrepont Ave
ZIP: 7070
(201) 438-7675
Middle
Total Enrollment 516
Rutherford High School
56 Elliott Pl
ZIP: 7070
(201) 438-7675
High
Total Enrollment 748
Union School
359 Union Ave
ZIP: 7070
(201) 438-7675
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
Washington School
89 Wood St
ZIP: 7070
(201) 438-7675
Primary
Total Enrollment 279

Rutherford Private Schools

Goldilocks Children Learning Center
110 Jackson Avenue
ZIP: 7070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Rutherford Child Care Center
251 Union Ave
ZIP: 7070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Mary High School
64 Chestnut St
ZIP: 7070
Secondary
Total Enrollment 323
The Academy At Saint Mary
72 Chestnut St
ZIP: 7070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 223
The Meadows School
102 Borough St
ZIP: 7070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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