Rutherford, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Our earliest settlers were of Dutch descent, but they arrived after the Dutch surrender of New Netherlands to the English in 1664. New Jersey was divided by Royal Grants. Modern Rutherford covers part of the adjacent lands granted to major Nathaniel Kingsland on the south and to captain John Berry on the north with Union Avenue serving as the approximate boundary line. The quiet life changed in 1830 when construction began on a railroad from Paterson to Hoboken. New York City tourists came to experience the wonder of "Rapid" transportation and discovered new lands for homes. A few existing large homes on the Passaic river were converted to hotels for the summer vacationers, and land development companies formed to seal lots and build houses for new residents. Although Rutherford today contains 3 1/2 times that many are still enjoying the tree-lined streets and the small parks that were originally planned.

General Information

Town Name: Rutherford
City Hall: Rutherford Borough Hall
Address: 176 Park Avenue, Rutherford NJ 07070
Phone Number: 201-460-3000
Land Area: 2.8 square miles
Distance to NYC: 12 miles
Town Website: http://www.rutherford-nj.com
Library Website: http://www.rutherfordlibrary.org/
Water Service: United Water Company
Gas & Electric: PSE & G

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 18,954
Population Density / Mile: 6,756
Median Age: 42.52
Number of Households: 7,314
Average Household Size: 2.55
Households with Children: 2,165
Median Household Income: $107,114

Population

Population: 18,954
Population Density / Mile: 6,756
Change in Population Since 2010: 4.66%
Male Population: 9,171
Female Population: 9,783
Median Age: 42.52

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 1140
5-9 years: 1109
10-14 years: 1141
15-19 years: 1073
20-24 years: 1110
25-29 years: 1164
30-34 years: 1077
35-39 years: 1086
40-44 years: 1145
45-49 years: 1278
50-54 years: 1353
55-59 years: 1442
60-64 years: 1409
65-69 years: 1155
70-74 years: 948
75-79 years: 623
80-84 years: 380
85+ years: 321

Households

Number of Households: 7,314
Average Household Size: 2.55
Households with Children: 2,165
Households without Children: 2,815
Family Households: 4,980
Non-Family Households: 317

Marital Status

Never Married: 4718
Now Married: 8812
Separated: 101
Widowed: 755
Divorced: 1178

Income

Median Household Income: $107,114
Average Household Income: $136,514
Per Capita Income: $53,284
Average Total Household Expenditure: $66,019

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $34,550
25-44 years: $109,519
45-64 years: $132,221
Over 64 years: $68,239

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 200
$10,000-$15,000 156
$15,000-$20,000 154
$20,000-$25,000 164
$25,000-$30,000 200
$30,000-$35,000 223
$35,000-$40,000 185
$40,000-$45,000 136
$45,000-$50,000 93
$50,000-$60,000 370
$60,000-$75,000 653
$75,000-$100,000 876
$100,000-$125,000 868
$125,000-$150,000 557
$150,000-$200,000 1006
$200,000-$250,000 823
$250,000-$500,000 354
$500,000 up 296

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 220
Some High School: 429
High School Grad: 2878
Some College: 1984
Associate Degree: 802
Bachelors Degree: 4301
Graduate Degree: 2767

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 58
Blue Collar: 42

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 46.33
Average January Low Temperature: 22.7
Average January High Temperature: 36.4
Average July Low Temperature: 68
Average July High Temperature: 82.5

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 109
Lead 61
Nitrogen Oxide 148
Ozone 75
Particulate Matter 104
Air Pollution 99

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 24 Locations
Automotive Services 34 Locations
Banks - Financial 103 Locations
Eating - Drinking 87 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 12 Locations
Health Care Services 169 Locations
Hospitality 6 Locations
Organizations - Associations 35 Locations
Personal Services 462 Locations
Pet Services 5 Locations
Shopping 278 Locations
Travel 36 Locations

Schools

Lincoln Elementary
Pierrepont Elementary
Rutherford High Secondary
Union Elementary
Washington Elementary

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