East Rutherford, New Jersey facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of East Rutherford
Top, left to right: East Rutherford Municipal Building, MetLife Stadium, Izod Center, Meadowlands Sports Complex
Top, left to right: East Rutherford Municipal Building, MetLife Stadium, Izod Center, Meadowlands Sports Complex
Official seal of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Seal
Map highlighting East Rutherford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting East Rutherford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated April 17, 1889 (as Boiling Springs township)
Reincorporated March 28, 1894 (as East Rutherford)
Area
 • Total 4.052 sq mi (10.494 km2)
 • Land 3.709 sq mi (9.606 km2)
 • Water 0.343 sq mi (0.889 km2)  8.47%
Area rank 295th of 566 in state
20th of 70 in county
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 8,913
 • Estimate (2015) 9,164
 • Rank 258th of 566 in state
42nd of 70 in county
 • Density 2,403.2/sq mi (927.9/km2)
 • Density rank 257th of 566 in state
52nd of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07073
Area code(s) 201 and 551
FIPS code 3400319510
GNIS feature ID 0885201
Website www.eastrutherfordnj.net

East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,913, reflecting an increase of 197 (+2.3%) from the 8,716 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 814 (+10.3%) from the 7,902 counted in the 1990 Census. It is an inner-ring suburb of New York City, located 7 miles (11 km) west of Midtown Manhattan.

Under the terms of an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1889, a portion of the old Union Township was incorporated under the name of Boiling Springs Township. The new township took its name from a spring in the community. On March 28, 1894, the Borough of East Rutherford was created, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, and Boiling Springs Township was dissolved. While there was no change in its borders, the name and form of government were changed. The borough was the second formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.

East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes Meadowlands Arena and MetLife Stadium, and was previously the location of Giants Stadium. The arena is best known as the longtime home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, and also hosted college basketball, arena football, concerts, and other events. MetLife Stadium is home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) and hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, which made East Rutherford the smallest city ever to host a Super Bowl. Giants Stadium, which hosted the Giants and Jets until 2009, was also the original home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. East Rutherford is the only municipality with fewer than 10,000 residents to have been home to five professional sports teams simultaneously.

The borough is the site of the American Dream Meadowlands project, a large planned shopping center and entertainment complex that was originally named "Xanadu". If it were to be completed it would be the second largest mall in the state behind the Westfield Garden State Plaza. Triple Five Group took control of the project in August 2013, but faces lawsuits from the Giants and Jets, who claim that the increased traffic on game days will cause disruptions that violate their agreements with the original developer of the complex.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.052 square miles (10.494 km2), including 3.709 square miles (9.606 km2) of land and 0.343 square miles (0.889 km2) of water (8.47%).

East Rutherford is bounded on the north by the boroughs of Carlstadt and Wallington and to the south by the borough of Rutherford in Bergen County; by Secaucus in Hudson County; and by Passaic in Passaic County. The Passaic River is the western boundary, and the Hackensack River is the eastern boundary. The area in which East Rutherford is located is the valley of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers.

Carlton Hill is an unincorporated community located within the township.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 1,438
1900 2,640 83.6%
1910 4,275 61.9%
1920 5,463 27.8%
1930 7,080 29.6%
1940 7,268 2.7%
1950 7,438 2.3%
1960 7,769 4.5%
1970 8,536 9.9%
1980 7,849 −8.0%
1990 7,902 0.7%
2000 8,716 10.3%
2010 8,913 2.3%
Est. 2015 9,164 5.1%
Population sources:
1890-1920 1890 1890-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,913 people, 3,792 households, and 2,226 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,403.2 per square mile (927.9/km2). There were 4,018 housing units at an average density of 1,083.4 per square mile (418.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 73.04% (6,510) White, 4.50% (401) Black or African American, 0.22% (20) Native American, 13.93% (1,242) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 5.83% (520) from other races, and 2.43% (217) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.54% (1,563) of the population.

There were 3,792 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,471 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,225) and the median family income was $71,357 (+/- $10,225). Males had a median income of $57,511 (+/- $8,669) versus $48,502 (+/- $2,269) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,467 (+/- $2,752). About 5.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 19 households in 2010, a decline from the 27 counted in 2000.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 8,716 people, 3,644 households, and 2,157 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,289.1 people per square mile (883.3/km2). There were 3,771 housing units at an average density of 990.4 per square mile (382.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 79.68% White, 3.72% African American, 0.11% Native American, 10.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.65% of the population.

There were 3,644 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough, the age distribution of the population shows 19.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $50,163, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $40,798 versus $36,047 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,072. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 30.53 miles (49.13 km) of roadways, of which 20.21 miles (32.52 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.20 miles (6.76 km) by Bergen County and 4.44 miles (7.15 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.68 miles (2.70 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

State Routes include Route 17, Route 120 and Route 3. The only interstate that passes through and serves East Rutherford is Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur) at Exit 16W.

Public transportation

The Rutherford station, which is located on the Rutherford - East Rutherford border, provides train service on NJ Transit's Bergen County Line.

The Meadowlands station offers service on the Meadowlands Rail Line, which began in June 2009, providing access between the Meadowlands Sports Complex and Secaucus Junction, and from there to other NJ Transit lines with trains operating before and after games and other events at the complex.

NJ Transit buses include the 160, 163, 164 and 322 routes serving the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 76 to Newark; and local service on the 703 route.


East Rutherford, New Jersey Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.