Rutherford County NC Information


Rutherford County Subdivisions

Rutherford County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 68,012
Population in Households 66,790
Population in Familes 54,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,222
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 27,201
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 18,430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,805 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,396 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,464 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $118,170
Average Home Value $155,923


Median Household Income $38,194
Average Household Income $52,377
Per Capita Income $21,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.12%
Households -0.13% -0.19%
Families -0.3% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Rutherford County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutherford County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 61st
Population Density1 # 48 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 78 23rd
Median Household Income # 68 33rd
Per Capita Income # 70 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.