Rutherford is a city located in the New Jersey region of the United States. During the most recent census, Rutherford had a population of 18,061. Rutherford is the 90th most poplulated city in the New Jersey region, the 2,441st most populated city in the United States and the 14,721st most populated city in the world. Rutherford is in the America/New York timezone which is 4 hours behind UTC. Rutherford adjusts the hour with daylight savings time during the winter months.