Rutherford, New Jersey

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Rutherford, New Jersey
Borough of Rutherford
Welcome to Rutherford sign
Welcome to Rutherford sign
Nickname(s): 
"Borough of Trees"[1][2]
"First Borough of Bergen County"[3]
Map highlighting Rutherford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Rutherford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Rutherford, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Rutherford, New Jersey
Rutherford is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Rutherford
Rutherford
Location in Bergen County
Rutherford is located in New Jersey
Rutherford
Rutherford
Location in New Jersey
Rutherford is located in the United States
Rutherford
Rutherford
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 74°06′22″W / 40.820314°N 74.106041°W / 40.820314; -74.106041Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 74°06′22″W / 40.820314°N 74.106041°W / 40.820314; -74.106041[4][5]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBergen
IncorporatedSeptember 21, 1881
Named forJohn Rutherfurd
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyNovember 14, 2015
 • MayorJoseph DeSalvo Jr. (R, term ends December 31, 2019)[6]
 • AdministratorVacant (since May 2015)[7]
 • Municipal clerkMargaret "Missy" Scanlon[8]
Area
 • Total2.942 sq mi (7.618 km2)
 • Land2.806 sq mi (7.267 km2)
 • Water0.136 sq mi (0.352 km2)  4.61%
Area rank337th of 566 in state
28th of 70 in county[4]
Elevation66 ft (20 m)
Population
 • Total18,061
 • Estimate 
(2018)
18,460
 • Rank143rd of 566 in state
16th of 70 in county[12]
 • Density6,437.4/sq mi (2,485.5/km2)
 • Density rank73rd of 566 in state
21st of 70 in county[12]
Time zoneUTC−5:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)201[15]
FIPS code3400365280[4][16][17]
GNIS feature ID0885383[4][18]
Websitewww.rutherford-nj.com

Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 18,061.

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Keefe, Daniel. "Fall colors may not be so bright", South Bergenite, October 7, 2010. Accessed February 2, 2012. "True to its name, the Borough of Trees is one of the better places in the South Bergen area to observe the change of seasons. For most people the two seasons that rival for favorite are autumn and spring: spring has all the pinks, whites and startling greens that appear after long months of cold, dead winter, but autumn has the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows of trees as they slowly start to shed their leaves in preparation for the lean months ahead.... New Jersey certified tree expert Bill Comery, who works part-time for Rutherford, said that means trouble for trees not just in the near future but for years to come."
  2. Kuperinsky, Amy. "'The Jewel of the Meadowlands'?: N.J.'s best, worst and weirdest town slogans", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 22, 2015. Accessed July 12, 2016. "Rutherford, while accessible through bustling Route 17, is 'The Borough of Trees' because of tall trees that form canopies over its residential streets."
  3. History of Rutherford, Rutherford Downtown Partnership. Accessed July 12, 2016. "Rutherford, incorporated in 1881, was the first borough of Bergen County."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  5. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. 2019 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed August 1, 2019.
  7. Moss, Linda. "Rutherford begins search for a new borough administrator", The Record (Bergen County), April 14, 2015. Accessed June 17, 2016. "The borough will once again be searching for an administrator with the exit of Richard Sheola after less than a year in the role."
  8. Borough Clerk, Borough of Rutherford. Accessed October 7, 2019.
  9. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Rutherford, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 11, 2013.
  10. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Rutherford borough, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 13, 2013.
  11. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Rutherford borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed March 13, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 13, 2013.
  13. Look Up a ZIP Code for Rutherford, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 30, 2011.
  14. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 19, 2013.
  15. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Rutherford, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed August 29, 2013.
  16. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  17. Geographic codes for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed September 1, 2019.
  18. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.