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Rutherfordton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rutherfordton had a population of 4,189 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rutherfordton is located at latitude 35.3642 and longitude -81.9613 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rutherfordton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The Town of Rutherfordton (GNIS ID: 2407262) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rutherfordton is located within Township of Rutherfordton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutherfordton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutherfordton: Rutherford, Rutherford Court House, Rutherford Town.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,189
Daytime Population: Workers 3,214
Daytime Population: Residents 2,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,887
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 3,900
Population in Familes 3,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 1,017
Diversity Index3 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,972
Average Household Income $70,413
Per Capita Income $30,329

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 983 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 718 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $178,618
Average Home Value $197,612
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,701
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,044
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.19%
Households -0.29% -0.27%
Families -0.48% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Rutherfordton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutherfordton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 182 76th
Population Density # 218 71st
Diversity Index # 486 35th
Median Household Income # 234 68th
Per Capita Income # 135 82nd

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