Rutherford, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,086 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.6%
 
Males: 544  (50.2%)
Females: 542  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 38369.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,134 (it was $29,954 in 2000)
Rutherford:

$35,134
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,318 (it was $15,311 in 2000)

Rutherford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $74,530 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Rutherford:

$74,530
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $96,046; detached houses: $102,201; mobile homes: $23,947

Median gross rent in 2017: $585.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rutherford: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rutherford, TN (2010)
    • 94782.3%White alone
    • 18516.1%Black alone
    • 111.0%Hispanic
    • 60.5%Two or more races
    • 10.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Rutherford, Tennessee as of January 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rutherford is 199 to 1.


Crime rates in Rutherford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(78.9)
7
(555.1)
2
(161.8)
5
(402.3)
1
(79.8)
1
(80.1)
1
(85.6)
2
(177.1)
7
(627.2)
4
(361.0)
1
(90.8)
1
(90.8)
9
(835.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(709.8)
5
(396.5)
9
(728.2)
5
(402.3)
5
(399.0)
7
(560.9)
8
(684.9)
2
(177.1)
2
(179.2)
4
(361.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(272.5)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(946.4)
15
(1,190)
15
(1,214)
13
(1,046)
10
(798.1)
11
(881.4)
8
(684.9)
9
(797.2)
12
(1,075)
4
(361.0)
8
(726.6)
5
(454.1)
8
(742.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(158.6)
2
(161.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(90.3)
1
(90.8)
1
(90.8)
1
(92.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)103.3286.3144.8150.475.8154.692.579.7181.0119.154.562.7204.3

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City-data.com crime index in Rutherford, TN

Crime rate in Rutherford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (27.3%), Irish (24.0%), English (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1799

Elevation: 330 feet

Land area: 2.25 square miles.

Population density: 482 people per square mile   (low).

Rutherford, Tennessee map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $853 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $718 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (35.4 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (88.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dyer, TN (2.0 miles ),
China Grove, TN (2.0 miles ),
Kenton, TN (2.3 miles ),
Yorkville, TN (2.7 miles ),
Kenton-Mason Hall, TN (3.0 miles ),
Bradford, TN (3.2 miles ),
Greenfield, TN (3.3 miles ),
Trenton, TN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 88.99 W

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Rutherford, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rutherford, TN in 2017
Rutherford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $24,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rutherford, TN residents
Average permit cost in Rutherford, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Rutherford, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (13.4%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Machinery (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Apparel (8.8%)
  • Machinery (7.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (18.4%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Rutherford, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)

Average climate in Rutherford, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rutherford, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.2. This is better than average.

City:

60.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rutherford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Rutherford town center caused $100,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 10.6 miles away from the town center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rutherford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from Rutherford center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from Rutherford center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from Rutherford center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gibson County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rutherford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rutherford:

  • DYER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DYER, TN)
  • GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; TRENTON, TN)
  • VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)

Amtrak station near Rutherford:

  • 16 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutherford:

  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 17 miles; Martin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 24 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Bethel University (about 27 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Union University (about 32 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 36 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Murray State University (about 51 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)

Public elementary/middle school in Rutherford:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rutherford: Rutherford Fire Department (A), Gibson County Fire Department Station 9 Rutherford Rescue (B), Rutherford City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rutherford: Rutherford First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rutherford Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: David Crockett Cabin Historical (Historical Places & Services; 219 North Trenton Street).

Gibson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rutherford that have no violations reported:

  • RUTHERFORD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,376, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.8%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.2%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Rutherford (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Rutherford Branch at 202 E. Main Street, branch established on 1964/01/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Farmer's and Merchants Bank: Rutherford Branch at 463 North Trenton Street, branch established on 1998/09/14. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $264.1 mil, Deposits: $231.2 mil, headquarters in Trezevant, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rutherford:

Marital status in Rutherford, TN
  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Rutherford:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Tennessee average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rutherford, TN (based on Gibson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,229128
Mainline Protestant4,05730
Black Protestant1,96117
Catholic5402
Other2105
None15,686-
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: 19
Gibson County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Gibson County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Gibson County:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Gibson County:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Gibson County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rutherford:

55.1%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rutherford:

55.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rutherford:

17.2%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rutherford:

8.5%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rutherford:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rutherford:

37.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Rutherford:

60.4%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.6%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rutherford, TN 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
Firefighters 19$679$4290$0
Other Government Administration 6$1,100$2,2000$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$7,121$28,4845$3,898
Water Supply 3$6,382$25,5280$0
Parks and Recreation 2$44,286$265,7160$0
Financial Administration 2$4,150$24,9000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$125$1,5000$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,594$19,1280$0
Totals for Government 37$65,437$21,2235$3,898

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $303,000 ($279.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($4.60)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $193,000 ($177.72)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($118.78)
    Sewerage: $124,000 ($114.18)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($99.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000 ($84.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($80.11)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($69.98)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($41.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($22.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($4.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($29.47)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($6.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $355,000 ($326.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($11.05)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $153,000 ($140.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $91,000 ($83.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($48.80)
    Other: $7,000 ($6.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000 ($65.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($22.10)
    Rents: $18,000 ($16.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($16.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($11.97)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($5.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($147.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($200.74)
    General Local Government Support: $96,000 ($88.40)
    Highways: $32,000 ($29.47)
    Other: $25,000 ($23.02)
  • Tax - Property: $200,000 ($184.16)
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000 ($24.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000 ($14.73)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($9.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($3.68)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $248,000 ($228.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $227,000 ($209.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($19.34)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $793,000 ($730.20)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Madison County, TN  1.78% ($39,048 average AGI)
from Carroll County, TN  0.49% ($32,047)
from Crockett County, TN  0.33% ($30,271)


6.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Madison County, TN  1.83% ($40,381 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.45% ($35,638)
to Crockett County, TN  0.28% ($36,660)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rutherford:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rutherford:

  • WTNE-FM (97.7 FM; TRENTON, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLSQ-FM (94.3 FM; DYER, TN; Owner: F. DARRELL BOYD)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WCMT-FM (101.7 FM; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSZ (105.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTKB-FM (93.7 FM; ATWOOD, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCDZ (95.1 FM; DRESDEN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGM (93.1 FM; ALAMO, TN; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WWKF (99.3 FM; FULTON, KY; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • WYVY (104.9 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rutherford:

  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W02BT (Channel 2; SHARON, TN; Owner: DAYSTAR MINISTRIES)
  • WUWT-CA (Channel 9; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: JOSEPH H. HARPOLE, SR.)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Rutherford fatal accident list:

Mar 17, 1999 09:55 PM, Us-Sr5, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 1983 87:99 PM, S005010266, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.6mTotal length
  • $1,625,000Total costs
  • 33,070Total average daily traffic
  • 2,060Total average daily truck traffic
  • 46,048Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rutherford, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 121980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rutherford, TN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rutherford)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi S Of 105 Hwy On Salem Rd (Lat: 36.107833 Lon: -88.910333), Call Sign: KNDJ613, Licensee ID: L00576062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.620 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/1998, Expiration Date: 01/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2003, Registrant: Gerald Davis, Route 1, Rutherford, TN 38369
  • 1 Mi N 105 Hwy 4 Mi E Route 1 Box 90 (Lat: 36.125889 Lon: -88.933667), Call Sign: KNEZ218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 02/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2003, Registrant: Ken Mc Daniel, 374 China Grove Rd, Rutherford, TN 38369, Phone: (901) 665-6295

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • DOUGLASRIDGE, 201 Daddy Green Road (Lat: 35.702750 Lon: -86.207861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPB387,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • RUTHERFORD, 103 Kellwood Street (Lat: 36.132139 Lon: -88.987556), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQUI228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • STATION, Highway 45 (Lat: 36.118944 Lon: -88.985611), Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WEG769,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2191.20 MHz, 2181.60 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2000, Expiration Date: 05/02/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2008, Registrant: Gibson Electric Membership Corp., Trenton, TN 38382, Phone: (731) 562-1710, Fax: (731) 855-3944, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rutherford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Rutherford, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3374.2 years
Mary2777.7 years
Robert2072.4 years
John1872.8 years
William1570.6 years
George1575.9 years
Annie1284.0 years
Charles1171.6 years
Edward1076.1 years
Joe972.9 years
Most common last names in Rutherford, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King2278.6 years
White1872.6 years
Flowers1277.7 years
Smith1177.8 years
Taylor1171.7 years
Harris1171.8 years
Davis1075.0 years
Ball967.9 years
Somers983.2 years
Montgomery984.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rutherford, TN
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rutherford, TN
  • 83.3%Electricity
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 3.7%No fuel used


Rutherford compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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