East Rutherford, New Jersey
|East Rutherford, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 17, 1889|
|• Mayor||James L. Cassella (R, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Clerk||Danielle Lorenc|
|• 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)|
|• 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)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885201|
East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. 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.
By 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.
East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes the Izod Center, the former home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, and MetLife Stadium, home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets and the site of Super Bowl XLVIII and the site of WrestleMania 29, as well as the former site of Giants Stadium, which hosted the Giants, Jets and 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.
East Rutherford is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.052 square miles (10.494 km2), of which, 3.709 square miles (9.606 km2) of it is land and 0.343 square miles (0.889 km2) of it (8.47%) is water.(40.817097,-74.085024). According to the
East Rutherford is bounded on the north by the boroughs of Carlstadt and Wallington and to the south by the borough of Rutherford. 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.
1900-1990 2000 2010
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,913 people, 3,792 households, and 2,226 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,403.2 inhabitants 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 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 age 18 and over, 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.
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.
Local government 
East Rutherford is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a mayor and a borough council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
As of 2012[update], East Rutherford's Mayor is James L. Cassella (R, term ended December 31, 2011). The borough council members are Joel Brizzi (R, 2013), Jeffrey J. Lahullier (R, 2012), George Perry (R, 2012), Edward Ravettine (R, 2013), Saverio "Sam" Stallone (R, 2011) and Thomas Banca (R, 2011).
Federal, state and county representation 
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 36th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Marlene Caride (D, Ridgefield) and Gary Schaer (D], Passaic). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 4,152 registered voters. Of registered voters, 1,231 (29.6% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,210 (29.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,708 (41.1%) were registered as Undeclared. There were three voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 52.2% of the vote here, defeating Republican John McCain, who received 45.9% of the vote, with 82.8% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 50% of the vote here, edging Republican George W. Bush, who received around 49%.
Public school students in grades K through 8 attend the East Rutherford School District. Schools in the district (with 2009–10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are McKenzie School (PreK–4; 391 students) and Alfred S. Faust School (5–8; 314 students).
For grades 9 to 12, public school students attend the Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, which serves high school students from both Carlstadt and East Rutherford. The school is part of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District.
Emergency services 
The East Rutherford Police Department (ERPD) provides emergency and protective services to the borough of East Rutherford.
It consists of a Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Traffic Division, Juvenile Division, and Records Bureau.
The current Chief of Police is Larry Minda.
The East Rutherford Fire Department (ERFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The ERFD was organized in 1894 and consists of a chief and three assistant chiefs. There are three fire stations. The department is staffed by eighty fully trained firefighters. The ERFD utilizes two Engines, a Ladder truck, a Heavy Rescue, and a Quint. The ERFD also provides emergency medical service to the borough.
Public transportation 
New Jersey Transit's Bergen County Line serves Rutherford, but the Rutherford Station is right on the Rutherford - East Rutherford border. The Meadowlands Rail Line serves the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, but does not make a stop in the town itself.
Business and industry 
The East Rutherford Operations Center handles currency in the area covered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a task that includes removing and destroying 5 million currency notes every day.
Notable People 
- Alfred Byrd Graf (1901–2001), botanist known for his richly illustrated books on the subject of plants
- Henry Helstoski (1925–99), represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district, served as councilman of East Rutherford in 1956 and as mayor from 1957 to 1965.
- Harold C. Hollenbeck (born 1938), U.S. Representative
- Henry Hook (born 1955), crossword creator.
- Bobby Jones (born 1972), former pitcher who played for the New York Mets.
- Diane Ruggiero, screen writer for Veronica Mars.
- Dick Vitale (born 1939), sports broadcaster who attended high school and coached at his alma mater, East Rutherford High School; inducted into the East Rutherford Hall of Fame in 1985.
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