East Rutherford, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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East Rutherford, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of East Rutherford had a population of 10,013 as of July 1, 2018. East Rutherford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Rutherford is located at latitude 40.834 and longitude -74.0971 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of East Rutherford encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Borough of East Rutherford (GNIS ID: 885201) 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.

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East Rutherford, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,013
Population in Households 10,008
Population in Familes 7,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,691
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $67,297
Average Household Income $84,308
Per Capita Income $35,550


Total Housing Units 4,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,489 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,731 (61.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $418,385
Average Home Value $457,186


Total Households 4,220
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,460
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.42% 1.07%
Households 1.3% 1.03%
Families 1.22% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

East Rutherford, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Rutherford to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 142 74th
Population Density # 257 53rd
Diversity Index # 94 83rd
Median Household Income # 375 31st
Per Capita Income # 350 36th

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