Income/capita 46%
Household income 58%
Unemployment 10%
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IndexRutherfordNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$43,569$37,538$29,829
Median household income$87,587$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$110,656$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$60,114$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$54,929$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$45,888$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level6.4%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rutherford is 46% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rutherford is 58% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rutherford is 10% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rutherford is 58% lower than the national average

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      Rutherford employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.6%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector7.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services9.9%9.6%
      Wholesale & retail services16.2%13.6%
      Public administration5.4%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.3%2.1%
      Education, health & social services12.5%33.4%

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      Short Hills, NJ12,771$250,001351.9%
      Bronxville, NY6,395$203,036267.0%
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      North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241.5%
      Essex Fells, NJ2,164$174,432215.3%
      Rutherford, NJ18,480$87,58758.3%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wantagh, NY18,490$127,375130.2%
      North Massapequa, NY18,493$107,32894.0%
      Point Pleasant, NJ18,464$87,82658.8%
      Bartow, FL18,501$45,03918.6%
      Palestine, TX18,456$37,30432.6%
      Rutherford, NJ18,480$87,58758.3%
      Source: The Rutherford, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).