Rutherford County, TN

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2022 Population
343,727
2.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34
0.295% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.83%
3.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,291
7.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$305,100
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
184,020
3.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rutherford County, TN had a population of 344k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $78,291. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rutherford County, TN grew from 335,595 to 343,727, a 2.42% increase and its median household income grew from $72,985 to $78,291, a 7.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rutherford County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.29%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%).

None of the households in Rutherford County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Rutherford County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rutherford County, TN are Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 degrees awarded in 2022), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (317 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (175 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rutherford County, TN was $305,100, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Rutherford County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Rutherford County, TN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Rutherford County, TN is home to a population of 344k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.5% of Rutherford County, TN residents were born outside of the country (29.2k people).

In 2022, there were 4.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Rutherford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Rutherford County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rutherford County, TN was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rutherford County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    232k ± 1.12k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.7k ± 1.18k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 1.79k
9.13%
Hispanic Population
31.4k people

In 2022, there were 4.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Rutherford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.13% of the people in Rutherford County, TN are hispanic (31.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rutherford County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29.2k people
8.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27k people

As of 2022, 8.5% of Rutherford County, TN residents (29.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rutherford County, TN was 8.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,616 ± 746
  2. Vietnam
    4,298 ± 492
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,528 ± 697

Rutherford County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rutherford County, TN employs 184k people. The largest industries in Rutherford County, TN are Manufacturing (24,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,210 people), and Retail Trade (21,566 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,344), Utilities ($71,014), and Finance & Insurance ($63,125).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

184k
2022 Value
± 4,288
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 3.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rutherford County, TN grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 178k employees to 184k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rutherford County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,049 people), Management Occupations (19,314 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,136 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rutherford County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

184k
2022 Value
± 4,288
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 3.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rutherford County, TN grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 178k employees to 184k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rutherford County, TN, are Manufacturing (24,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,210 people), and Retail Trade (21,566 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rutherford County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Rutherford County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,091
Median earning men ± $1,547
$36,671
Median earning women ± $1,029

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,915), Public Administration ($64,173), and Manufacturing ($62,930).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,758), Public Administration ($46,572), and Construction ($46,423).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,328
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,431
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,092
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rutherford County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.2%), followed by Other (2.12%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rutherford County, TN awarded 5,266 degrees. The student population of Rutherford County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,393 male students and 11,411 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rutherford County, TN are White (3,577 and 68%), followed by Black or African American (889 and 16.9%), Hispanic or Latino (340 and 6.46%), and Asian (264 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Rutherford County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 and 88.8%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (317 and 6.02%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (175 and 3.32%).

The most popular majors in Rutherford County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (388 and 7.37%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (259 and 4.92%), and General Psychology (244 and 4.63%).

The median tuition cost in Rutherford County, TN for a public four year colleges is $7,344 for in-state students and $26,376 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rutherford County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,804 (45.1% men and 54.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,804 students enrolled in Rutherford County, TN, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,492 records, of which 54.4% were women and 45.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 259 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rutherford County, TN was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 259 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Rutherford County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,677 degrees awarded
  2. 317 degrees awarded
  3. 175 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Middle Tennessee State University with 4,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rutherford County, TN, which is 0.679 times less than the 3,137 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,577 degrees mean that there were 4.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 889 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,851) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,888) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rutherford County, TN was $305,100 in 2022, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $256,700 to $305,100, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Rutherford County, TN is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rutherford County, TN have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rutherford County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rutherford County, TN is $78,291. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rutherford County, TN was Census Tract 413.01 with a value of $137,831, followed by Census Tract 403.07 and Census Tract 408.08, with respective values of $130,320 and $120,729.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rutherford County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.23%.

Property

$305,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,718
$79,898
Median Property Taxes
±$2,323

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rutherford County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.2% of the housing units in Rutherford County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 413.01
  2. Census Tract 403.07
  3. Census Tract 408.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rutherford County, TN was Census Tract 413.01 with a value of $137,831, followed by Census Tract 403.07 and Census Tract 408.08, with respective values of $130,320 and $120,729.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rutherford County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,291
Median Household Income
± $1,782
123k
Number of Households
± 3,290

In 2022, the median household income of the 123k households in Rutherford County, TN grew to $78,291 from the previous year's value of $72,985.

The following chart displays the households in Rutherford County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rutherford County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Rutherford County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rutherford County, TN have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Rutherford County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rutherford County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.23%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rutherford County, TN (33.2k out of 338k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rutherford County, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.7% of the children was living in poverty in Rutherford County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 492 in Rutherford County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 66.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Rutherford County, TN has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rutherford County, TN see 2308 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.66% decrease from the previous year (2371 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1844 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 983 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rutherford County, TN

Primary care physicians in Rutherford County, TN see an average of 2,308 patients per year. This represents a 2.66% decrease from the previous year (2,371 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.27%
Uninsured
56.7%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
8.06%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rutherford County, TN grew by 0.983% from 9.18% to 9.27%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.4 in Rutherford County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Rutherford County, TN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Rutherford County, TN.

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