Rutherford College, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,314 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 542  (41.3%)
Females: 772  (58.7%)
Median resident age:

55.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28671.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,782 (it was $36,579 in 2000)
Rutherford College:

$40,782
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,205 (it was $18,148 in 2000)

Rutherford College town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,622 (it was $86,400 in 2000)
Rutherford College:

$157,622
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $156,766; detached houses: $183,809; townhouses or other attached units: $215,401; in 2-unit structures: $77,058; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,374; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,547; mobile homes: $49,740

Median gross rent in 2017: $611.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rutherford College: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rutherford College, NC (2010)
    • 1,29296.3%White alone
    • 332.5%Asian alone
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Hispanic

Races in Rutherford College detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (22.0%), German (12.7%), Scotch-Irish (8.3%), Scottish (7.7%), Irish (6.6%), English (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/1977

Elevation: 1235 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile   (low).

Rutherford College, North Carolina map

104 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia).

This town:

9.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,185 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,174 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (39.2 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (54.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (455.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Connelly Springs, NC (1.2 miles ),
Valdese, NC (1.3 miles ),
Icard, NC (2.0 miles ),
Drexel, NC (2.1 miles ),
Rhodhiss, NC (2.4 miles ),
Sawmills, NC (2.4 miles ),
Hildebran, NC (2.5 miles ),
Granite Falls, NC (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.75 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Rutherford College, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rutherford College, NC in 2017
Rutherford College satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +104 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Rutherford College, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.4%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.1%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.6%)
  • Apparel (8.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Rutherford College, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)

Average climate in Rutherford College, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rutherford College, North Carolina average temperatures Rutherford College, North Carolina average precipitation Rutherford College, North Carolina humidity Rutherford College, North Carolina wind speed Rutherford College, North Carolina snowfall Rutherford College, North Carolina sunshine Rutherford College, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Rutherford College, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rutherford College-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Rutherford College town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 12.0 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rutherford College-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 136.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 102.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.6 miles away from Rutherford College center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Burke County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rutherford College topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rutherford College:

  • COLLEGE PINES HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CONNELLYS SPRINGS, NC)
  • VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 1 miles away; VALDESE, NC)
  • BURKE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; VALDESE, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF DREXEL (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DREXEL, NC)
  • CAROLINA REHAB CENTER OF BURKE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CONNELLY SPG, NC)
  • CAMELOT MANOR NURSING CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRANITE FALLS, NC)
  • VOCA-LAUREL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GRANITE FALLS, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutherford College:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 8 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 10 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 33 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 34 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Appalachian State University (about 34 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 36 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)

Public elementary/middle school in Rutherford College:

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Church in Rutherford College: Abernethy Memorial Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Burke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Rutherford College:

Marital status in Rutherford College, NC
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Rutherford College:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rutherford College
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rutherford College, NC (based on Burke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,460141
Mainline Protestant9,78243
Black Protestant2,00612
Other1,1535
Catholic1,0231
None35,717-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Burke County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Here:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Here:

5.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Burke County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Burke County:

16.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Rutherford College:

49.3%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rutherford College, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 3$2,523
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$7,405
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,465
Totals for Government 0$0 13$12,393

Rutherford College government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $346,000 ($263.32)
    Financial Administration: $323,000 ($245.81)
    Water Utilities: $268,000 ($203.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $136,000 ($103.50)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($44.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($41.10)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($17.50)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($15.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($6.85)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($1.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($31.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $152,000 ($115.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,000 ($34.25)

Rutherford College government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $302,000 ($229.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($2.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($5.33)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($4.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $279,000 ($212.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $172,000 ($130.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000 ($100.46)
    Highways: $46,000 ($35.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $165,000 ($125.57)
    Property: $116,000 ($88.28)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.76)

Rutherford College government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,218,000 ($926.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,119,000 ($851.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($91.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($15.98)

Rutherford College government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,857,000 ($1413.24)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catawba County, NC  1.15% ($33,212 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.78% ($31,361)
from McDowell County, NC  0.43% ($31,415)


5.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catawba County, NC  1.43% ($32,809 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.74% ($34,109)
to McDowell County, NC  0.39% ($29,336)
Businesses in Rutherford College, NC
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CVS1Subway1
Ford1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rutherford College:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rutherford College:

  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMNC-FM (92.1 FM; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Rutherford College:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • Rutherford College, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count10634
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15913
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3773
  • Fatalities11731
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27326
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1296
See more detailed statistics of Rutherford College fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 48,230Total average daily traffic
  • 7,606Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lovelady Vfd Rutherford Clg Rd (Lat: 35.748194 Lon: -81.523417), Call Sign: WQX863, Licensee ID: L00005791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.355 MHz, Grant Date: 07/27/2015, Expiration Date: 09/06/2025, Registrant: County Of Burke, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655, Phone: (828) 764-9122, Fax: (828) 432-0805, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AF4BA, Licensee ID: L00175272, Grant Date: 11/20/2007, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Registrant: Charles H Barnhardt Sr, Rutherford College, NC 28671-0008
  • Call Sign: KD4TYX, Grant Date: 11/30/1993, Expiration Date: 11/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2005, Registrant: Kevin R Stamey, Rutherford College, NC 28671
  • Call Sign: KE4YOK, Grant Date: 04/04/1995, Expiration Date: 04/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2007, Registrant: Edgar E Berry, Rutherford College, NC 28671

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$112,7175$150,19218$140,8951$30,9702$192,7601$46,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$129,2300$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$59,2605$121,8341$36,8301$42,1801$20,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$130,6830$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$143,1300$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$156,1801$243,4001$47,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rutherford College, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rutherford College, NC - Value
Most common first names in Rutherford College, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1175.2 years
James1075.1 years
John769.4 years
Mary778.4 years
William785.4 years
Thomas578.2 years
Dorothy477.5 years
Harold473.0 years
Bessie481.5 years
Pearl480.7 years
Most common last names in Rutherford College, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1380.6 years
Berry1275.8 years
White1065.9 years
Rector879.0 years
Jacumin770.6 years
Causby776.0 years
Humphries667.2 years
Icard678.8 years
Lowder681.2 years
Griffin576.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rutherford College, NC
  • 72.8%Electricity
  • 13.1%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rutherford College, NC
  • 64.5%Electricity
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 9.3%Utility gas


Rutherford College compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Rutherford College on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Alvin John Mcdonald (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.