Rutherford, NJ

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Living in Rutherford

Rutherford is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,834 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Rutherford is the 107th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in 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.

Rutherford is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rutherford is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutherford who work in management occupations (19.24%), business and financial occupations (13.61%), and sales jobs (11.57%).

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

Of important note, Rutherford is also a borough of artists. Rutherford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rutherford’s character.

Rutherford, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.

One downside of living in Rutherford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rutherford, the average commute to work is 33.11 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Rutherford’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Rutherford, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Rutherford is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rutherford. 51.94% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rutherford in 2018 was $48,764, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,056 for a family of four.

Rutherford is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Rutherford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rutherford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rutherford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.73% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rutherford include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Rutherford's cultural character, accounting for 24.50% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Rutherford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

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