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Rutherford County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2016: 308,251 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 182,023 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 52,007
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,442
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 46,408
Renter-occupied apartments: 30,783 (it was 20,035 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 619 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 498 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rutherford County: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.4%), Retail trade (14.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Rutherford County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.6%)
  • Asian alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 151,436  (49.1%)
Females: 156,815  (50.9%)
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Rutherford County,TN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Rutherford County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,157 ($46,312 in 1999)

This county:

$61,157
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $877 (lower quartile is $708, upper quartile is $1,118)
This county:

$877
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $178,400 (it was $111,600 in 2000)
Rutherford:

$178,400
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,700 - $268,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $232,717
Here:

$232,717
State:

$216,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,003
Here:

$150,003
State:

$202,370

In 2-unit structures: $116,911
Here:

$116,911
State:

$153,786

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,280
Here:

$89,280
State:

$159,626

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,197
Here:

$111,197
State:

$230,713

Mobile homes: $82,582
Here:

$82,582
State:

$72,294
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,188
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 1,988

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 39
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 207
  • Burglaries: 354
  • Thefts: 702
  • Auto thefts: 149

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 183
  • Burglaries: 334
  • Thefts: 642
  • Auto thefts: 107
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2456 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2001: 2895 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2002: 2938 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2003: 3330 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2004: 3899 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2005: 4006 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2006: 3733 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2007: 2817 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2008: 1331 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2009: 995 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2010: 869 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2011: 858 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2012: 1275 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2013: 1598 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2014: 1760 buildings, average cost: $186,800
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,351 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,364 (0.8%)

Rutherford County household income distribution in 2013 Rutherford County home values distribution in 2013 Rutherford County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.4%
Rutherford County:

10.4%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 32.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.2% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.1 years old
(Males: 31.9 years old, Females: 34.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.2 years old, Black residents: 29.6 years old, American Indian residents: 46.5 years old, Asian residents: 29.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.7 years old, Other race residents: 34.6 years old)

Area name: Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rutherford County is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $666 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $864 a month.

Cities in this county include: Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Almaville, Lascassas, Christiana, Kittrell, Walterhill, Eagleville.

Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Rutherford County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adair County, Oklahoma , Los Alamos County, New Mexico , Izard County, Arkansas , Henderson County , Martin County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 16,117
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,900 (45.8% naturalized citizens)

Rutherford County:

7.1%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 5,0872010 or later
  • 6,5302000 to 2009
  • 4,1761990 to 1999
  • 1,9981980 to 1989
  • 7951970 to 1979
  • 582Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.5%

Rutherford County marital status for males Rutherford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 80,582
  • One, attached: 5,067
  • Two: 1,954
  • 3 or 4: 1,815
  • 5 to 9: 9,441
  • 10 to 19: 5,558
  • 20 to 49: 3,187
  • 50 or more: 2,474
  • Mobile homes: 5,386

Housing units in Rutherford County with a mortgage: 52,735 (1,921 second mortgage, 4,118 home equity loan, 341 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,761

Here:

72.2% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rutherford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant71,509202
Mainline Protestant14,80243
Catholic8,6002
Other4,13517
Black Protestant1,71110
Orthodox901
None161,757-
Rutherford County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Rutherford County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Rutherford County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 156
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rutherford County:

9.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

30.9%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Rutherford County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,299
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $83.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,435
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,240
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.36%
Corn for grain: 3901 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1359 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1399 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5611 harvested acres
Vegetables: 45 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rutherford County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from Rutherford County 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the county 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 193.7 miles away from Rutherford County center
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) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1839: May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: 1839, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 09, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1441: November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 07, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-585: May 07, 1979, FEMA Id: 585, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-459: March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: 459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-424: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Laos (12%)
  • Iraq (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rutherford County


  • American (25%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Rutherford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 115,440 (84.8%)
  • Carpooled: 11,827 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 250 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 925 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 339 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,315 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,121 (4.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Rutherford County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 3,260 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 958 people in nursing homes
  • 541 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 345 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 162 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 157 people in institutions for the blind
  • 100 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 92 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 38 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 28 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Rutherford County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 2,923 people in college/university student housing
  • 960 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 836 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 138 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 117 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,681.

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($52 average AGI)
Rutherford County:

0.02%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

5.52% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($20,371 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($14,259 average AGI)
Rutherford County:

2.96%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davidson County, TN  2.45% ($32,576 average AGI)
from Williamson County, TN  0.37% ($34,732)
from Wilson County, TN  0.34% ($32,483)
from Bedford County, TN  0.21% ($27,390)
from Sumner County, TN  0.17% ($26,881)
from Coffee County, TN  0.17% ($35,994)
from Maury County, TN  0.15% ($28,399)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
Rutherford County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

4.88% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,027 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($13,135 average AGI)
Rutherford County:

2.72%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davidson County, TN  2.09% ($28,936 average AGI)
to Wilson County, TN  0.33% ($33,915)
to Bedford County, TN  0.27% ($31,405)
to Williamson County, TN  0.26% ($58,033)
to Sumner County, TN  0.20% ($32,672)
to Coffee County, TN  0.16% ($34,409)
to Cannon County, TN  0.14% ($30,926)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Rutherford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Rutherford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rutherford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rutherford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,739 (17,980 aged, 4,759 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,221 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rutherford County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,607)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,517)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,326)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (993)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (891)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (778)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (673)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (469)
  • Unspecified dementia (447)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (383)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,187
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 95
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,331

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,568
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 596
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.7
  • Other - 12.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.3
  • Poisoning - 27.2
  • Suffocation - 16.1
  • Other - 8.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 308,251
  • In family households: 253,831 (38,730 male householders, 38,454 female householders)
    57,252 spouses, 97,120 children (88,570 natural, 3,633 adopted, 4,917 stepchildren), 5,477 grandchildren, 3,626 brothers or sisters, 4,167 parents, 2,221 other relatives, 6,784 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 49,820 (14,596 male householders (9,483 living alone)), 19,607 female householders (14,929 living alone)), 15,617 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,600

Size of family households: 27,537 2-persons, 19,534 3-persons, 17,356 4-persons, 9,050 5-persons, 2,377 6-persons, 1,330 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,412 1-person, 6,139 2-persons, 2,711 3-persons, 941 4-persons.

50,940 married couples with children.
19,617 single-parent households (3,819 men, 15,798 women).

89.6% of residents of Rutherford speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,194,396,000 ($5,687 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $55,117,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $333,571,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $128,996,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,515,000
Federal grants: $120,028,000
Federal procurement contracts: $503,099,000 ($4,479,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $107,187,000 ($18,969,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $859,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $440,638,000
Federal Government insurance: $143,942,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,772
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,307
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,891
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25,304
Here:

+116 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rutherford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.30 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Rutherford County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 4,0792014 or later
  • 6,2192010 to 2013
  • 34,8392000 to 2009
  • 29,3031990 to 1999
  • 15,7551980 to 1989
  • 11,3091970 to 1979
  • 6,2421960 to 1969
  • 4,2401950 to 1959
  • 1,6371940 to 1949
  • 1,8411939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rutherford County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 1701 room
  • 1082 rooms
  • 5183 rooms
  • 4,7744 rooms
  • 13,1485 rooms
  • 16,8016 rooms
  • 12,5937 rooms
  • 10,5928 rooms
  • 14,7929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 1,9651 room
  • 1,2462 rooms
  • 3,7343 rooms
  • 9,7514 rooms
  • 8,7695 rooms
  • 6,2646 rooms
  • 4,3947 rooms
  • 1,1018 rooms
  • 6679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rutherford County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 278no bedroom
  • 3421 bedroom
  • 5,9362 bedrooms
  • 47,2753 bedrooms
  • 15,5884 bedrooms
  • 4,0775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 2,033no bedroom
  • 5,4031 bedroom
  • 12,8452 bedrooms
  • 14,4353 bedrooms
  • 2,6914 bedrooms
  • 4845+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rutherford County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rutherford County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 593no vehicle
  • 14,5091 vehicle
  • 32,4982 vehicles
  • 16,6133 vehicles
  • 6,3694 vehicles
  • 2,9145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rutherford County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Rutherford County population
  • 2,431no vehicle
  • 13,9341 vehicle
  • 14,4702 vehicles
  • 5,5303 vehicles
  • 1,0324 vehicles
  • 4945+ vehicles

85.7% of Rutherford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Tennessee.

Rutherford County:

85.7%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 169,194
  • Other state: 113,820
  • Northeast: 13,643
  • Midwest: 34,270
  • South: 51,608
  • West: 14,299
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rutherford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.0%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.5%Electricity
  • 10.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,926
Here:

5.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,427
Here:

8.6%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,540
Here:

6.6%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rutherford County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $50,436,000
    Regular Highways: $4,436,000
    General: $3,768,000
    General Public Buildings: $217,000
    Judicial & Legal: $183,000
    Corrections - Other: $73,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $164,540,000
    Police Protection: $11,903,000
    Corrections - Other: $11,041,000
    Health Services - Other: $8,260,000
    Welfare - Other: $6,852,000
    Regular Highways: $5,676,000
    General - Other: $4,432,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,121,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,881,000
    Financial Administration: $3,281,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,322,000
    General Public Buildings: $807,000
    Libraries: $786,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $631,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $432,000
    Parks & Recreation: $291,000
    Fire Protection: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,363,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $30,438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,267,000
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000
    Health: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,110,000
    Police Protection: $869,000
    General - Other: $778,000
    Health - Other: $503,000
    Solid Waste Management: $402,000
    Regular Highways: $284,000
    Central Staff: $110,000
    Welfare - Other: $110,000
    Financial Administration: $109,000
    Judicial: $109,000
    Corrections - Other: $88,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $28,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $127,013,000

Rutherford County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,176,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,030,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,746,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $238,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $147,000
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $827,000
    Education: $404,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $542,000
    General Support: $478,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,500,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,896,000
    Property Sale Other: $403,000
    Rents: $116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $93,933,000
    All Other: $5,072,000
    Highways: $3,686,000
    Health & Hospitals: $901,000
    General Support: $648,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,583,000
    Total General Sales: $60,348,000
    NEC: $10,995,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,642,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,214,000
    Other Selective Sales: $644,000

Rutherford County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $22,882,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $166,327,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $108,860,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,995,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $178,098,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $105,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,641,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $241,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,224,000
    Other, NEC: $3,160,000

Rutherford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,176,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $69,086,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $50,855,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,720
  • Number of aged recipients: 303
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,417
  • Number of recipients under 18: 514
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,645
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 561
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 972
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,338
Rutherford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Rutherford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,553$145,6751,308$148,7536,277$159,549252$66,1677$708,143553$119,10735$71,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$135,61155$152,800515$154,87842$33,4050$020$98,5007$68,571
APPLICATIONS DENIED266$141,135177$127,0621,932$155,506238$35,7140$0111$100,07238$70,447
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN300$151,527289$153,5221,574$161,16753$49,4721$2,727,00074$115,59516$81,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$159,86035$133,314395$160,25116$111,0630$016$104,1250$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED183$175,044262$189,5885$148,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED58$175,46694$187,5968$128,875
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$145,12544$220,7733$95,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$170,36417$178,8242$163,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$122,14313$214,2314$140,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Rutherford County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James87870.6 years
Mary71878.6 years
William66672.6 years
John61772.3 years
Robert47669.5 years
Charles29469.0 years
George26874.0 years
Willie24077.5 years
Thomas22670.3 years
Margaret18878.0 years
Most common last names in Rutherford County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39174.6 years
Jones22474.6 years
Brown20573.5 years
Johnson17673.5 years
Williams17074.6 years
Davis15172.5 years
Taylor12874.5 years
Miller11576.4 years
Barrett11474.7 years
Harris11473.9 years
Businesses in Rutherford County, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La Quinta1
AT&T3La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts6LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza5
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's2
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's6Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's13
AutoZone6Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins3Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co2
Best Western1Nike14
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
CVS7Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A3Panda Express2
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Church's Chicken1Payless2
Clarion1Penske3
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart2
ColorTyme1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Suites2Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel3Publix Super Markets6
Cricket Wireless11Quality1
Curves3Quiznos5
DHL1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen3Ramada2
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Discount Tire3Red Robin2
Domino's Pizza5Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn2Rite Aid6
Dressbarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue212
Express1Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx29SAS Shoes2
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In9
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears3
Forever 211Shoe Carnival1
GNC7Sleep Inn2
GameStop5Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel3
Goodwill1Staples2
Gymboree1Starbucks7
H&R Block9Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's5Subway21
Havertys Furniture1Super 82
Hilton3T-Mobile8
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn3T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell8
Home Depot2Talbots1
Honda1Target2
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Howard Johnson1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP2True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul12
Jack In The Box2UPS26
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice2Waffle House6
KFC5Walgreens10
Kmart2Walmart3
Knights Inn1Wendy's5
Kohl's2White Castle1
Kroger9YMCA2

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