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East Rutherford

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Bergen County
    East Rutherford
      County FIPS: 
    40°49′02″N 74°05′06″W
      Area total: 
    4.04 sq mi (10.47 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.71 sq mi (9.61 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.33 sq mi (0.85 km²)
    3 ft (0.9 m)
    Incorporated April 17, 1889 (as Boiling Springs township) Re; Incorporated March 28, 1894 (as East Rutherford)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,699.9 residents per square mile of area (1,042.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the borough's population was 10,022, reflecting an increase of 1,109 (+12.4%) from the 8,913 counted in the 2010 census. It is an inner-ring suburb of New York City, located 7 miles (11 km) west of Midtown Manhattan. East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes Meadowlands Arena and MetLife Stadium, and used to be the location of Giants Stadium. The borough is the only municipality with fewer than 10,000 residents to have been home to five professional sports teams simultaneously, as well as the smallest city to host any professional sports team within its city limits. It hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, which made East Rutherford the smallestCity ever to host a Super Bowl. It also hosted the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, and the New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Nets of the National Hockey League. The Borough of East Rutherford was created on March 28, 1894, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, and Boiling Springs Township was dissolved. It was the second formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen county, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. The 2010 United States census counted 8.913 people, 3,792 households, and 2,226 families in the borough. The racial makeup was 73.04% (6,510) White, 4.50% (401) Black or African American, 13.93% (1,242) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 5.83% (520) from other races, and2.43% (217) from two or more races (8.14%).


East Rutherford is the primary city name, but also E Rutherford are acceptable city names or spellings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.47 km²) The area in which East Rutherford is located is the valley of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers. Carlton Hill is an unincorporated community located within the township.East Rutherford is bounded on the north by the boroughs of Carlstadt and Wallington and to the south by Rutherford in Bergen County; by Secaucus in Hudson County; and by Passaic in Passaic County. The Passaic River is the western boundary, and theHackensack River isThe eastern boundary of East Rutherford. The borough has a population of 2,816. It is one of the smallest boroughs in New Jersey, with an area of only 4.4 square miles. It has a total population of 3,822. It had a population in the 2010 Census of 1,817. It was the smallest New Jersey borough in the 2000 Census. The area of the borough is 4.3 square miles, including 3.71 square miles of land and 0.33 square miles of water (8.14 km²). The borough's population is 2,715. It also has a water area of 0.85 sq miles (0.85 km²), including 0.3 sq miles of water. The Borough's population at the 2010 census was 1,717. The township has a land area of 3.7 square miles and a waterArea of 0,814 sq miles.


As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 8,913 people, 3,792 households, and 2,226 families in the borough. Same-sex couples headed 19 households in 2010, a decline from the 27 counted in 2000. The median household income was $62,471 (with a margin of error of +/ $8,225) in 2010. The per capita income for the borough was $32,467 (+/ $2,752). About 5.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of people age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the borough is 79.68% White, 3.72% African American, 10.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from two or more races, and 10.65% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 92.5 males. In 2010, the median income for a household in the Borough was $50,163, and the median for a family was $59,798. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomes was $71,357 (+ / $10,225). Males had a median income of $57,511 (+/$8,669) versus $48,502 (+/ ($2,269) for females.


East Rutherford is home to the Hudson Group, a retailer which operates a chain of newsstands, bookstores, fast food restaurants, and other retail stores chiefly at airports and train stations. The Dawn Bible Students Association moved to East Rutherford in 1944. The organization has a worldwide outreach and publishes many Bible-based books as well as The Dawn magazine. Contract manufacturing organization Cambrex Corporation is based in East Rutherford. The East Rutherford Operations Center handles currency in the area covered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a task that includes removing and destroying 5 million currency notes every day. The city's population is 2.2 million. The population of East Rutherford was 2.3 million at the end of the 2010 Census. The town has a population of 1.4 million. It is located in the East Rutherford section of Westchester County, New York. The county's population at the time of the census was 1.5 million. the city's total population was 2,071, with the majority of residents living in the Westchester area and the rest in the Hudson Valley. The area's population in the 2010 census was 3.1 million, with most of the population living in Westchester and Westchester counties. The Westchester region has the highest rate of obesity in the U.S. and the second-highest rate of diabetes in the United States. The state's economy is the third-largest after New York and New Jersey. It has the fourth-highest unemployment rate, followed by Staten Island.


East Rutherford is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. It is the most common form of government in New Jersey. The borough is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of the 36th state legislative district. Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners. In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 1,918 votes (50.5% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 1,740 votes (1,740-1,945) East Rutherford's Mayor is Democrat Jeffrey Lahullier, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. For the 117th U.S. Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025). For the 2022-2023 session, the 36nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature isrepresented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D) and in the General Assembly by Clinton Calabrese (D), Gary Schaer and Saverio "Sam" Stallone. As of 2022, the county executive is Democratic James J. Tedesco III of Paramus. The county sheriff is elected for a three-year term. The County Clerk and County Surrogate are elected for five-year terms of office.


Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the East Rutherford School District. The district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 819 students and 73.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 11.2:1. For grades ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford. The high school is part of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District, which serves high school students from Carlstadt, East Rutherford and Maywood. Public school students are eligible to attend the Bergen County Technical Schools, which offer programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district. Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, students from Maywood will start attending the school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school will be complete after the final group of twelfth graders graduates from Hackensack High School at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with five seats allocated to East Rutherford, and five seats for Carlstadt. The Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus is open to students from both Carlstadt and East Rutherford as well as Paramus, and offers a variety of programs.

Emergency services

The East Rutherford Police Department provides emergency and protective services to the borough of East Rutherford. The East Rutherford Fire Department (ERFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The ERFD was organized in 1894 and consists of a chief and three assistant chiefs. There are three fire stations. The department is staffed by eighty fully trained firefighters. It utilizes two Engines, a Ladder truck, a Heavy Rescue, and a Quint. It also provides emergency medical service to the Borough. The current Chief of Police is Dennis Rivelli. He is in charge of the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Traffic Division, Juvenile Division, and Records Bureau. It is located in the East Rutherford section of Rutherford, New Jersey. It has a population of 3,000. It was founded in 1892. It received a New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services grant in 1998. It provides emergency services to East Rutherford and the surrounding areas. The borough is home to the New Jersey Medical Examiner's Office, which conducts an annual review of the health of the borough. The New Jersey Division of Fire and Rescue is based in Rutherford and provides fire and rescue services for the borough as well as the neighboring towns of Rutherford and Mount Holly. It employs a chief, two assistant chiefs, and three deputy chiefs. The fire department was established in 18 94. It consists of three stations and employs eighty fully-trained firefighters. In 2008, it had a fire engine, two Ladder trucks, and one rescue truck.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 30.53 miles (49.13 km) of roadways, of which 20.21 miles (32.52 km) were maintained by the municipality. The only interstate that passes through and serves East Rutherford is Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur) at Exit 16W. The Meadowlands station, which is located on the Rutherford East Rutherford border, provides train service on NJ Transit's Bergen County Line. NJ Transit buses include the 160, 163, 164 and 322 routes serving the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 76 to Newark; and local service on the 703 route. The borough is home to the New Jersey Meadowlands Sports Complex, home of the New York Mets and New York Knicks. It is also home to a number of sports facilities, including the Meadowlands, which has a baseball field and an ice hockey rink. It also has a golf course, which was built in the 1960s and is one of the oldest in the United States. It was named after East Rutherford, New Jersey, where the town was founded in 1881. The town's name is derived from the name of the town's first post office, which opened in 1883. It has a population of 3,000, making it the second-largest borough in New Jersey after Newark. The city's name comes from the town of Rutherford, where it was named for a former post office.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey = 15.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in East Rutherford = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 10,022 individuals with a median age of 41.2 age the population grows by 1.14% in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,699.9 residents per square mile of area (1,042.4/km²). There are average 2.35 people per household in the 3,684 households with an average household income of $67,267 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.60% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.90%. The number of physicians in East Rutherford per 100,000 population = 440.7.


The annual rainfall in East Rutherford = 47.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 40.72%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $321,350 and home appreciation of -9.74%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.97 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $10,349 per student. There are 11.9 students for each teacher in the school, 418 students for each Librarian and 348 students for each Counselor. 4.50% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.24% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.84% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • East Rutherford's population in Bergen County, New Jersey of 2,640 residents in 1900 has increased 3,8-fold to 10,022 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.77% female residents and 49.23% male residents live in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 48.32% are single population.

  • 30.8 minutes is the average time that residents in East Rutherford require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    67.47% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.60% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 16.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.30% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, 40.72% are owner-occupied homes, another 54.72% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.56% are vacant.

  • The 71.52% of the population in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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