Rutherford County, North Carolina Population 2018

Rutherford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 66,551 with a growth rate of -0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County, North Carolina is the 40th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201766,551-150-0.22%
201666,7013960.60%
201666,305-68-0.10%
201566,373-184-0.28%
201466,557-273-0.41%
201366,830-385-0.57%
201267,215-199-0.30%
201167,414-320-0.47%
201067,73410,81619.00%
199056,9183,1315.82%
198053,7876,45013.63%
197047,3372,2464.98%
196045,091-1,265-2.73%
195046,3567791.71%
194045,5775,12512.67%
193040,4529,02628.72%
192031,4263,04110.71%
191028,3853,28413.08%
190025,1016,33133.73%
189018,7703,57223.50%
188015,1982,07715.83%
187013,1211,54813.38%
186011,573-1,977-14.59%
185013,550-5,652-29.43%
184019,2021,6459.37%
183017,5572,20614.37%
182015,3512,14916.28%
181013,2022,44922.78%
180010,7532,94537.72%
17907,8080.00%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White56,997
Black or African American6,893
Some Other Race1,386
Two or More Races749
Asian346
American Indian and Alaska Native325
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Rutherford County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

42.9


Male

45.7


Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 52,494 adults, (13,007 of which are seniors) in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,309

51.44%

Male

32,392

48.56%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households and Families

Rutherford County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rutherford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Male59.2%40.8%
Female55.1%44.9%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,4902.4772.3
Married12,807384.4
Non Family8,5981.1363.6
Female3,6993.5155.1
Male1,3863.1659.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households

Rutherford County, North Carolina Education

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5815.45%
9th to 12th Grade6,42813.56%
High School Graduate15,10231.87%
Some College10,05621.22%
Associates Degree5,29811.18%
Bachelors Degree5,21211.00%
Graduate Degree2,7165.73%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White40,89733,7357,405
Black4,5143,452226
Hispanic1,359715257
Other Race58115227
Multiple Races28519836
Native American252209
Asian17814334
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 82.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 19.10%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,309$31,748$23,630
Less Than High School$20,625$21,564$16,169
High School Grad$24,606$30,271$18,892
Some College$28,679$36,076$22,132
Bachelors Degree$38,679$49,534$33,718
Graduate Degree$42,100$59,306$40,461

$28,309

Average Earnings

$31,748

Average Male

$23,630

Average Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

95.76% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.11% of the population.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,0359,68517.60%
Black6,5621,82927.87%
Hispanic2,6361,02038.69%
Other1,37775754.97%
Multiple74912416.56%
Asian346257.23%
Native31592.86%

19.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.97%

Male Poverty Rate

20.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Other, with 54.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Native, with 2.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.59%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.65%
High School17.78%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.85%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.03%
Female Unemployed30.27%
Female Employed10.91%
Male Employed8.18%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,144$47,410
Families$43,697$55,647
Married Families$54,729$
Non Families$19,371$28,367

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by War

4,421

Number of Veterans

4,241

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,932
Korea486
First Gulf War455
Second Gulf War263
World War II201

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,497
75+1,093
55 to 641,093
35 to 54646
18 to 3492

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1239.00%
Black1773.44%
2 or More6416.62%
Hispanic503.11%
Other233.44%
Asian198.84%
Indian155.26%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment Status

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Age

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rutherford County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Forest City74767305-171-2.29%
Spindale43214248-73-1.69%
Rutherfordton42284147-81-1.92%
Lake Lure11951180-15-1.26%
Ellenboro873849-24-2.75%
Ruth440426-14-3.18%
Bostic386375-11-2.85%
Chimney Rock Village113110-3-2.65%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990