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Population in 2012: 4,208 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 

Males: 2,038  (48.4%)
Females: 2,170  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28139.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,090 (it was $37,941 in 2000)
Rutherfordton:

$44,090
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,367

Rutherfordton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $197,366 (it was $98,200 in 2000)
Rutherfordton:

$197,366
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $206,731; Detached houses: $212,545; In 2-unit structures: $183,248; Mobile homes: $39,189

Median gross rent in 2012: $577.

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  • White alone - 3,418 (81.1%)
  • Black alone - 415 (9.8%)
  • Hispanic - 248 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 86 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rutherfordton: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (13.9%), German (13.5%), Irish (12.4%), English (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 929 feet

Land area: 4.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,009 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rutherfordton:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rutherfordton town:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

120 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This town:  2.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Rutherfordton, North Carolina as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rutherfordton to the number of sex offenders is 96 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,354 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,588 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (36.7 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (64.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (491.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ruth, NC (1.2 miles ), Spindale, NC (1.4 miles ), Forest City, NC (2.4 miles ), Bostic, NC (2.7 miles ), Caroleen, NC (3.3 miles ), Ellenboro, NC (3.4 miles ), Henrietta, NC (3.4 miles ), Cliffside, NC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 81.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,693 (+63.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 361 (25.5%)

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Rutherfordton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01120001001
per 100,000 0.023.424.348.40.00.00.024.80.00.023.6
Robberies 70221316331
per 100,000 166.60.048.648.423.973.324.9148.874.170.323.6
Assaults 02020202020
per 100,000 0.046.80.048.40.048.90.049.60.046.90.0
Burglaries 575241311821271729430
per 100,000 1356.81217.8995.9750.4430.5513.4671.8421.7716.01008.00.0
Thefts 143861311301071151249012797110
per 100,000 3404.02014.13181.93146.92559.22811.73085.32232.73135.82273.82594.3
Auto thefts 24689437521
per 100,000 47.693.7145.7193.7215.397.874.6173.7123.546.923.6
Arson 00000101000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.024.40.024.80.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 273.9193.6233.3246.9150.8180.8176.8199.1199.6188.2126.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +391 (+10.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secondary school teachers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)

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Average climate in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Rutherfordton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Rutherfordton town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rutherfordton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Rutherfordton center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 11.3 miles away from Rutherfordton center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Birthplace of: Gomer Hodge - Baseball player, Betsy Brantley - Actor, Bruce Davis (offensive tackle) - Football player, Garry Hill (baseball) - Major League Baseball pitcher, Sherry Hursey - Actor, Nig Lipscomb - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rutherfordton:

  • RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 288 SOUTH RIDGECREST AVE)
  • VOCA-WOODLAND (Hospital, 123 WOODLAND DR)
  • OAK GROVE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 518 OLD US HWY 221)
  • RUTHERFORD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, TRYON RD BOX 1000)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - RUTHERFORDTO (Nursing Home, 188 OSCAR JUSTICE RD)
  • WILLOW RIDGE OF NC LLC (Nursing Home, 237 TRYON ROAD)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutherfordton:

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,457)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • Limestone College (about 28 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 37 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 39 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Furman University (about 41 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)

Private elementary/middle schools in Rutherfordton:

  • TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 299 DETER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PINE RIDGE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 1010 ELLIOTT RD; Grades: 1 - 6)
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Notable locations in Rutherfordton: Rutherfordton Golf and Country Club (A), Rutherford County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rutherfordton include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (B), Green Street Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Stonecutter Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Green River Plantation (Tours & Charters; 6333 Coxe Road).

Hotel: Dogwood Motel (137 W Mountain St).

Courts: Rutherford County Offices - Clerk Of Superior Court- Criminal (229 North Main Street), Rutherford County Offices - Clerk Of Superior Court- Special Proceedings Est (229 North Main Street), Rutherford County Offices - Clerk Of Superior Court- Civil Small Claims Est (229 North Main Street), North Carolina State Government - Superior Court Judge (229 North Main Street), Trial Court Administrator (229 North Main Street), Rutherford County Offices - Clerk Of Superior Court- Child Support Cashier Bookkee (229 North Main Street).

 
Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rutherfordton and their reported violations in the past:

GREEN HILL CAFE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2004)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2002)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
GREEN HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 117, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-16-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
LITTLE WHITE COUNTRY CHURCH (Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MELVIN HILL CHURCH BRETHREN (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1996), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-1996), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-1998)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-1998)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.6% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rutherfordton, NC

People in group quarters in Rutherfordton in 2010:

  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Rutherfordton in 2000:

  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 150 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Rutherfordton compared to North Carolina state average:

Rutherfordton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Rutherfordton (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Rutherfordton Branch at 134 Charlotte Road, branch established on 1930/02/17. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Rutherfordton Branch at 112 North Main Street, branch established on 1987/11/27. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • The First National Bank of Shelby: Rutherfordton Office Branch at 116 West Court Street, branch established on 2010/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rutherfordton Main Branch at 137 Charlotte Road, branch established on 1964/08/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • TD Bank, National Association: Rutherfordton Branch at 340 Charlotte Road, branch established on 2002/09/16. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rutherfordton Branch at 507 N. Main Street, branch established on 1991/12/31. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rutherfordton travel time to work - commute


Rutherfordton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rutherfordton town (based on Rutherford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.21%
Here70.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents76.5%12.3%1.9%1.6%1.3%
Congregations60.7%16.7%5.3%0.7%0.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.2%0.8%0.8%0.6%3.0%
Congregations2.0%0.7%1.3%2.7%9.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Rutherford County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Rutherford County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,824$45,8880$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,552$45,3125$972
Police Protection - Officers 15$43,228$34,5820$0
Firefighters 7$18,759$32,1581$777
Solid Waste Management 6$10,570$21,1400$0
Sewerage 3$6,162$24,6480$0
Local Libraries 3$6,693$26,7720$0
Other and Unallocable 8$21,188$31,7820$0
Totals for Government 45$117,976$31,4606$1,749

Rutherfordton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,139,000 ($270.67)
    Police Protection: $632,000 ($150.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $519,000 ($123.34)
    Fire Protection: $342,000 ($81.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $319,000 ($75.81)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($73.19)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($62.50)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($49.43)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($26.85)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($21.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($17.11)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($11.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $7,000 ($1.66)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $11,000 ($2.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($27.57)
    Police Protection: $86,000 ($20.44)
    Central Staff: $56,000 ($13.31)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($7.84)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,791,000 ($425.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($18.30)

Rutherfordton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $325,000 ($77.23)
    All Other: $276,000 ($65.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($2.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $488,000 ($115.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($23.76)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($14.73)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,289,000 ($306.32)
    Water Utilities: $139,000 ($33.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $218,000 ($51.81)
    Highways: $160,000 ($38.02)
  • Tax - Property: $1,079,000 ($256.42)
    NEC: $4,000 ($0.95)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($0.71)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($0.24)

Rutherfordton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,575,000 ($374.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,471,000 ($349.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($24.71)

Rutherfordton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,991,000 ($473.15)

4.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cleveland County, NC  0.58% ($31,073 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.25% ($31,170)
from Polk County, NC  0.23% ($27,354)


4.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cleveland County, NC  0.72% ($28,073 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.32% ($30,716)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($27,293)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rutherfordton:

  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGMA (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: MOONGLOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCAB (590 AM; 1 kW; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAGY (1320 AM; 1 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: WAGY, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rutherfordton:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Rutherfordton:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rutherfordton, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Rutherfordton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 115
  • Hazardous Condition: 80
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Rutherfordton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rutherfordton, NC
Businesses in Rutherfordton, NC
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Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
GNC1UPS4
KFC1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1
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