The Town of Rutherfordton had a population of 4,251 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Rutherfordton is located at latitude 35.3693 and longitude -81.9568 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rutherfordton 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutherfordton: Rutherford, Rutherford Court House, Rutherford Town.
|Total Population||4,251 (100%)|
|Population in Households||3,962 (93.2%)|
|Population in Families||3,086 (72.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||289 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,534|
|Average Household Income||$80,821|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,055|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,054 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||965 (47.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||767 (37.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||322 (15.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$167,806|
|Average Home Value||$186,839|
|Housing Affordability Index3||164|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.67%|
|Per Capita Income||2.27%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.08%|
The table below compares Rutherfordton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 189||75th|
|Population Density||# 218||71st|
|Median Household Income||# 414||44th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 206||28th|
|Per Capita Income||# 148||80th|
|Diversity Index||# 480||35th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.