Murfreesboro Population 2018

Murfreesboro is a city located in the state of Tennessee. It is located in Rutherford County, where it is the county seat. Murfreesboro is the site of Middle Tennessee State University, one of the largest universities in the state, with a student population of over 22,000. Murfreesboro was once named one of the best places to live in the country, and the population reflects this, as it has continuously grown since the city’s incorporation in the early 19th century. The last census in 2010 showed that Murfreesboro had a population of 108,755. Estimates show that this number has since grown to 131,947. The city has a total area of 58.47 square miles, with a population density of 1,900 residents per square mile.

Over three-quarters of Murfreesboro’s population is white. The remainder of the population is over 15% black, over 3% Asian, 2.79% other races, and 2.65% mixed. People of Hispanic or Latino origin make up nearly 6% of the population. The largest age group living in this city is 25 to 44, comprising 30.8% of the total population. Over 22% of the population is under age 18, while 8.8% are at least 65 years old. There are more women than men living in Murfreesboro, with 98.7 males for every 100 females. Just over 14% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Murfreesboro has seen its population grow at a rapid rate throughout its history. By 1950, there were more than 13,000 residents living here. This number had doubled by 1970. Since 1910, growth rate percentages have been in the double digits and show no sign slowing down. Since the last census was taken in 2010, the population has already grown by over 21%, indicating that this city is well on its way to surpassing 200,000 residents in the near future.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016131,9475,8864.67%
2015126,0615,1204.23%
2014120,9413,8043.25%
2013117,1373,0892.71%
2012114,0482,2081.97%
2011111,8403,0852.84%
2010108,75539,93958.04%
200068,81623,89453.19%
199044,92212,07736.77%
198032,8456,48524.60%
197026,3607,36938.80%
196018,9915,93945.50%
195013,0523,55737.46%
19409,4951,50218.79%
19307,9932,62648.93%
19205,36768814.70%
19104,67968017.00%
19003,9992606.95%
18903,739-61-1.61%
18803,8002988.51%
18703,50264122.40%
18602,8610.00%

Murfreesboro Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White88,87767.36%
Black or African American19,44514.74%
Asian4,1113.12%
Two or More Races4,0373.06%
Some Other Race1,3151.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1340.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander640.05%

Population Pyramid

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Murfreesboro Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.4
Houses Without Mortgage
6,319
Houses With Mortgage
16,741
Vacancy Rate
6.3
Median Rent
876
Median Home Value
181,900
Renter-Occupied Units
21,458
Owner-Occupied Units
23,060
Total Housing Units
47,525

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Murfreesboro for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.1% and the labor force participation rate is 69%.

Murfreesboro Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.1
Non Family Households
0
Female Householder (no husband) Families
5219
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1583
Married Couple Families
20500
Average Family Size
3.12
Average Household Size
2.55