Rutherfordton, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 4,222 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 2,045  (48.4%)
Females: 2,177  (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 (it was $21,742 in 2000)

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 2009: 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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Rutherfordton races chart
  • 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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rutherfordton: 83.8 (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: 1,012 people per square mile   (low).

Rutherfordton,NC real estate house value index trend

Rutherfordton, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Rutherfordton:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rutherfordton town:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

120 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This town:  2.9%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Rutherfordton, North Carolina as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rutherfordton to the number of sex offenders is 100 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%)

Rutherfordton satellite photo by USGS

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: +2,683 (+63.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 275 (19.3%)

Area code: 828

Rutherfordton household income distribution Rutherfordton home values distribution

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) 274.0193.7233.3247.0150.9180.8176.8199.2199.7188.2126.6

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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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

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%)

Work and jobs in Rutherfordton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rutherfordton-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller 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 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 107.7 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 116.6 miles away from Rutherfordton 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 225.0 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 216.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from Rutherfordton center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city 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 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, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 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 and medical centers in Rutherfordton:

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

Airports and heliports located in Rutherfordton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutherfordton:

  • Isothermal Community College (about 4 miles; Spindale, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,165)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 28 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Limestone College (about 28 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 30 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.14

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

MT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GRAYS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: GRAYS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SANDY SPRINGS BAPTIST CH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
GREEN HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 117, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OAK SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WELCOME HOME BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: ATTN DEACON STOTT , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • WEST POINT BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIEDMONT SCOUT RESERVATION NO 2 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ZION GROVE AME CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREEN RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIEDMONT SCOUT RESERVATION NO 1 (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Rutherfordton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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 (51%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • 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%
Here: 70.2%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,226$43,3560$0
Other Government Administration 6$9,848$19,6960$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$43,160$36,9940$0
Police - Other 1$2,176$26,1120$0
Firefighters 7$20,391$34,9561$1,016
Solid Waste Management 7$14,145$24,2490$0
Sewerage 2$4,286$25,7160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,520$30,2400$0
Local Libraries 3$8,092$32,3680$0
Other and Unallocable 17$42,715$30,1520$0
Totals for Government 60$154,559$30,9121$1,016

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,139,000 ($269.78)
    Police Protection: $632,000 ($149.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $519,000 ($122.93)
    Fire Protection: $342,000 ($81.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $319,000 ($75.56)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($72.95)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($62.29)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($49.27)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($26.76)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($21.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($17.05)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($11.37)
  • 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 ($27.48)
    Police Protection: $86,000 ($20.37)
    Central Staff: $56,000 ($13.26)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($7.82)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,791,000 ($424.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($18.24)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $325,000 ($76.98)
    All Other: $276,000 ($65.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($2.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $488,000 ($115.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($23.69)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($14.68)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,289,000 ($305.31)
    Water Utilities: $139,000 ($32.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $218,000 ($51.63)
    Highways: $160,000 ($37.90)
  • Tax - Property: $1,079,000 ($255.57)
    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 ($373.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,471,000 ($348.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($24.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,991,000 ($471.58)

3.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cleveland County, NC  0.59% ($29,451 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.22% ($27,889)
from Polk County, NC  0.18% ($30,816)


4.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($33,484 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.27% ($38,737)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.22% ($27,889)

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: 20
  • 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: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
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
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
GNC1UPS4
KFC1Waffle House1
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