East Rutherford has the 2688th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. East Rutherford is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in East Rutherford is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in East Rutherford is $403,100, which is above the national average. 42% of workers in East Rutherford hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in East Rutherford. 66% of East Rutherford workers drive to work alone, 15% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 10% walk. People in East Rutherford spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.