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Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after John Rutherford, landowner and friend of George Washington
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Rutherford. For links to other places called Rutherford, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rutherford is 40.826N. The longitude is -74.107W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,020.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rutherford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07070 ZIP code.
10% of Rutherford residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rutherford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rutherford was $30,495, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Rutherford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rutherford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $780. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,848.
Libraries in Rutherford include Rutherford Free Public Library ... View libraries
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rutherford political report.
The average commute time for Rutherford workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rutherford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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