East Rutherford, NJ
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East Rutherford is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,164 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Rutherford is the 224th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in East Rutherford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Rutherford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Rutherford is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Rutherford who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), management occupations (11.53%), and business and financial occupations (11.19%).

Also of interest is that East Rutherford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Even though East Rutherford is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

East Rutherford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.18% of adults in East Rutherford have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in East Rutherford in 2010 was $38,387, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,548 for a family of four. However, East Rutherford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Rutherford is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call East Rutherford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Rutherford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. East Rutherford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.95% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Rutherford include Polish, Irish, German, and English.

East Rutherford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.46%.

The most common language spoken in East Rutherford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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