Rutherford, NJ

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Population

18,622

0.768% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$93,787

7.08% growth

Poverty Rate

6.41%


Number of Employees

9,734

0.0411% growth

Median Property Value

$446,500

2.62% growth

About

In 2017, Rutherford, NJ had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $93,787. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rutherford, NJ grew from 18,480 to 18,622, a 0.768% increase and its median household income grew from $87,587 to $93,787, a 7.08% increase.

The population of Rutherford, NJ is 60.1% White Alone, 17.5% Asian Alone, and 16.8% Hispanic or Latino. 33.5% of the people in Rutherford, NJ speak a non-English language, and 88.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rutherford, NJ is $446,500, and the homeownership rate is 61.3%. Most people in Rutherford, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rutherford, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rutherford, NJ employs 9.73k people. The largest industries in Rutherford, NJ are Educational Services (1,212 people), Finance & Insurance (1,103 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,096 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($84,970), Construction ($84,773), and Public Administration ($84,698).

Median household income in Rutherford, NJ is $93,787. Males in Rutherford, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Rutherford, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,787

2017 value

± $10,481

7.08%

1 Year Growth

± 14.6%

Households in Rutherford, NJ have a median annual income of $93,787, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $87,587 in 2016, which represents a 7.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rutherford, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rutherford, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rutherford, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 512

  2. Census Tract 514

  3. Census Tract 513

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rutherford, NJ was Census Tract 512 with a value of $110,833, followed by Census Tract 514 and Census Tract 513, with respective values of $107,644 and $78,707.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rutherford, NJ (1.18k out of 18.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    626 ± 176

  2. Asian

    291 ± 175

  3. Hispanic

    264 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rutherford, NJ is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.73k

2017 Value

± 609

0.0411%

1 Year growth

± 8.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rutherford, NJ grew at a rate of 0.0411%, from 9.73k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rutherford, NJ, are Management Occupations (1,746 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,375 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,129 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rutherford, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rutherford, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,746 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,375 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rutherford, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.86 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times), and Management Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rutherford, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($102,989), Protective Service Occupations ($93,229), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,586).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.73k

2017 Value

± 609

0.0411%

1 Year growth

± 8.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rutherford, NJ grew at a rate of 0.0411%, from 9.73k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rutherford, NJ, are Educational Services (1,212 people), Finance & Insurance (1,103 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,096 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rutherford, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Rutherford, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Rutherford, NJ, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,212 people), Finance & Insurance (1,103 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,096 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rutherford, NJ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.42 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.95 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rutherford, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($84,970), Construction ($84,773), and Public Administration ($84,698).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Rutherford, NJ has health coverage, with 63.2% on employee plans, 6.17% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 9.71% on non-group plans, and 0.349% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Rutherford, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Rutherford, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

63.2%

Employer Coverage

6.17%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

9.71%

Non-Group

0.349%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rutherford, NJ grew by 8.96% from 9.27% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rutherford, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rutherford, NJ is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 26.7% of Rutherford, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rutherford, NJ is composed of 11.2k White Alone residents (60.1%), 3.26k Asian Alone residents (17.5%), 3.13k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.8%), 564 Two or More Races residents (3.03%), 418 Black or African American Alone residents (2.24%), 44 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.236%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0752%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0268%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rutherford, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,067 speakers), Other Asian Languages (513 speakers), and Korean (501 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rutherford, NJ was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Rutherford, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rutherford, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

25.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 26.7% of Rutherford, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rutherford, NJ was 25.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rutherford, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Rutherford, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

88.4%

2017 Citizenship

88.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.4% of Rutherford, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rutherford, NJ was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.2k ± 677

  2. Asian Alone

    3.26k ± 701

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.13k ± 488

In 2017, there were 3.43 times more White Alone residents (11.2k people) in Rutherford, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.26k Asian Alone and 3.13k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,067 speakers (11.8%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    513 speakers (2.93%)

  3. Korean

    501 speakers (2.86%)

33.5% of Rutherford, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Rutherford, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.8% of the overall population of Rutherford, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.93% speak Other Asian Languages and 2.86% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    223 ± 92

  2. Korea

    96 ± 43

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    54 ± 44

Rutherford, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rutherford, NJ was $446,500 in 2017, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $435,100 to $446,500, a 2.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Rutherford, NJ is 61.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rutherford, NJ have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rutherford, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$93,787

Median Household Income

± $10,481

7.1k

Number of Households

± 532

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.1k households in Rutherford, NJ grew to $93,787 from the previous year's value of $87,587.

The following chart displays the households in Rutherford, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$446,500

2017 Median

± $13,061

$435,100

2016 Median

± $9,728

In 2017, the median property value in Rutherford, NJ grew to to $446,500 from the previous year's value of $435,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rutherford, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rutherford, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

61.3%

2017 Homeownership

61.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.3% of the housing units in Rutherford, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rutherford, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rutherford, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rutherford, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rutherford, NJ have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Rutherford, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.3%

  2. Public Transit

    20.8%

  3. Carpooled

    5.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rutherford, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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