The personal injury attorneys in East Rutherford, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group are happy to present the following historical details on the neighborhood.
The borough of East Rutherford spans 581.76-acres and is located in the southern region of Bergen County, New Jersey. Wallington and Carlstadt are located to the northeast of the town and is separated by Hoboken Road. North Arlington is across the New Jersey Transit railroad lines to the west, just beyond West Erie Avenue. Berrys Creek Canal flows throughout the southern region of the borough before dumping into the Hackensack River.
On April 17, 1889, taking land from the old Union Township, the borough was incorporated as the Boiling Springs Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. The new township was named after a spring in the community. It was not until March 28, 1894, that the Borough of East Rutherford was formed, replacing Boiling Springs Township. There wasn't any change to the borders, just the name and the form of government were changed. It was the second borough formed during the "Boroughitis" phase that swept through Bergen County, whereas many as twenty-six boroughs were formed in the county in the year 1894.
The area is home to the MetLife Stadium located within the Meadowlands Sports Complex, along with the Meadowlands Arena. The stadium has been the home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, National Football League teams. After the 2014 season, the stadium hosted the Super Bowl, making it the smallest city to host the event.
The Meadowlands Arena is known for being the former home of the New Jersey Nets and the New Jersey Devils. It is also known for hosting events such as:
The area was home to 8,913 people in 2010. This population included 3,792 households and 2,226 families within the borough. From 2000 to 2010, the neighborhood saw an increase of 2.3%, and from 1990 to 2000, it increases 10.3%. The racial makeup of the community was:
The median income per household was $62,471, and per family household, it was $71,357. The breakdown of occupations for the working residents was the following:
For more fun details on the neighboring communities: Getting to Know Carlstadt, NJ
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