Murfreesboro, Tennessee 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 Annual Growth Rate
2017136,3724,9393.76%
2016131,4335,7894.61%
2015125,6445,0554.19%
2014120,5893,7093.17%
2013116,8802,9982.63%
2012113,8822,1241.90%
2011111,7582,1531.96%
2010109,60540,7894.76%
200068,81623,8944.36%
199044,92212,0773.18%
198032,8456,4852.22%
197026,3607,3693.33%
196018,9915,9393.82%
195013,0523,5573.23%
19409,4951,5021.74%
19307,9932,6264.06%
19205,3676881.38%
19104,6796801.58%
19003,9992600.67%
18903,739-61-0.16%
18803,8002980.82%
18703,5026412.04%
18602,8610.00%

Murfreesboro Population in 2018Source: By Pollinator at en.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White92,229
Black or African American22,842
Two or More Races4,814
Asian4,535
Some Other Race1,519
American Indian and Alaska Native249

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Murfreesboro Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Murfreesboro Median Age

30.3


Total

29.6


Male

30.9


Female

Murfreesboro Adults

There are 97,261 adults, (10,871 of whom are seniors) in Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Age Dependency

46.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Murfreesboro Sex Ratio

Female

64,509

51.12%

Male

61,679

48.88%

Murfreesboro Households and Families

Murfreesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Murfreesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
All52.7%47.3%
Female36.3%63.7%
Non Family34.9%65.1%
Male33.4%66.6%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murfreesboro Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,0352.5952.7
Married21,4903.2173.5
Non Family17,6571.5634.9
Female5,9033.2336.3
Male1,9853.1133.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Murfreesboro Households

Murfreesboro Education

Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9262.56%
9th to 12th Grade3,6994.92%
High School Graduate17,10722.78%
Some College16,72422.27%
Associates Degree5,4427.25%
Bachelors Degree20,45127.23%
Graduate Degree9,76413.00%

Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,07752,62623,839
Black11,57410,3524,006
Hispanic4,0962,772745
Asian2,8502,4071,223
Multiple Races1,5221,409443
Other Race87765653
Native American1837730

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.28%.

Murfreesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,131$44,293$34,628
Less Than High School$19,725$22,193$11,901
High School Grad$31,152$35,766$25,786
Some College$34,117$37,435$29,711
Bachelors Degree$47,057$56,517$39,548
Graduate Degree$59,500$70,781$52,463

$39,131

Average Earnings

$44,293

Average Male

$34,628

Average Female

Murfreesboro Language

Murfreesboro Language by Age

Murfreesboro Language

90.26% of Murfreesboro residents speak only English, while 9.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Murfreesboro Poverty

Murfreesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White83,7099,70711.60%
Black21,3525,24924.58%
Hispanic8,1092,11826.12%
Multiple4,69195620.38%
Asian4,46652011.64%
Other1,49841227.50%
Native24152.07%

15.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.60%

Male Poverty Rate

15.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murfreesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murfreesboro is Other, with 27.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murfreesboro is Native, with 2.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.57%.

Murfreesboro Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.51%
High School11.84%
Some College8.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Murfreesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.23%
Male Unemployed30.58%
Female Employed10.96%
Male Employed9.57%

Murfreesboro Income

Murfreesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,753$74,928
Families$74,014$91,939
Married Families$87,813$107,886
Non Families$35,333$43,606

Murfreesboro Marital Status

Murfreesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Murfreesboro Married by Age and Sex

Murfreesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Murfreesboro Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Murfreesboro Veterans

Murfreesboro Veterans by War

7,020

Number of Veterans

6,275

Male Veterans

745

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,950
First Gulf War1,939
Second Gulf War1,733
Korea445
World War II168

Murfreesboro Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,376
65 to 741,368
55 to 641,253
18 to 341,133
75+890

Murfreesboro Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,9328.19%
Black8945.07%
Hispanic1613.09%
2 or More1194.83%
Asian591.81%
Indian168.74%

Murfreesboro Veterans by Education

7.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murfreesboro Employment Status

Murfreesboro Employment by Age

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Murfreesboro Employment by Race

Murfreesboro Employment by Education

Murfreesboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.82%

Born in Tennessee

92.79%

Native Born

7.21%

Foreign Born

4.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.79% of Murfreesboro residents were born in the United States, with 52.82% having been born in Tennessee. 4.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.