Rutherford County Population 2017

Rutherford County's estimated population is 66,421 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County is the 40th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201666,421-41-0.06%
201566,462-125-0.19%
201466,587-243-0.36%
201366,830-374-0.56%
201267,204-163-0.24%
201167,367-377-0.56%
201067,74410,82619.02%
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 Population Growth

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Rutherford County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White57,95287.25%
Black or African American6,5439.85%
Two or More Races1,2251.84%
Asian4100.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native2920.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.06%

Rutherford County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Rutherford County

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%
Bostic386375-11-2.85%
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