Rutherford, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rutherford, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rutherford had a population of 18,925 as of July 1, 2017. Rutherford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rutherford is located at latitude 40.8203 and longitude -74.106 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rutherford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Borough of Rutherford (GNIS ID: 885383) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutherford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutherford: Boiling Springs.

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Rutherford, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,925
Daytime Population: Workers 5,672
Daytime Population: Residents 8,757
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,429
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 18,623
Population in Familes 15,512
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density2 6,728
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $87,853
Average Household Income $114,016
Per Capita Income $44,006


Total Housing Units 7,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,525 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,680 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $445,538
Average Home Value $470,674


Total Households 7,205
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,828
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.71%
Households 0.5% 0.63%
Families 0.49% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Rutherford, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutherford to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 90th
Population Density # 67 88th
Diversity Index # 143 74th
Median Household Income # 197 64th
Per Capita Income # 188 66th

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