Rutherford County, Tennessee Population 2018

Rutherford County, Tennessee's estimated population is 317,157 with a growth rate of 9.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County, Tennessee is the 5th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017317,15726,8689.26%
2016290,289-17,394-5.65%
2016307,6839,7633.28%
2015297,9209,3123.23%
2014288,6087,6942.74%
2013280,9146,7902.48%
2012274,1245,1581.92%
2011268,9665,2191.98%
2010263,747145,177122.44%
1990118,57034,51241.06%
198084,05824,63041.45%
197059,4287,06013.48%
196052,36811,67228.68%
195040,6967,09221.10%
194033,6041,3184.08%
193032,286-773-2.34%
192033,059-140-0.42%
191033,199-344-1.03%
190033,543-1,554-4.43%
189035,097-1,644-4.47%
188036,7413,45210.37%
187033,2895,37119.24%
186027,918-1,204-4.13%
185029,1224,84219.94%
184024,280-1,854-7.09%
183026,1346,58233.66%
182019,5529,28790.47%
181010,2650.00%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White229,831
Black or African American39,633
Asian8,674
Two or More Races8,464
Some Other Race2,548
American Indian and Alaska Native1,039
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100

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

Rutherford County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Rutherford County, Tennessee Median Age

32.9


Total

31.9


Male

34


Female

Rutherford County, Tennessee Adults

There are 217,136 adults, (27,577 of which are seniors) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

147,211

50.71%

Male

143,078

49.29%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Households and Families

Rutherford County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rutherford County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All65.4%34.6%
Male51.4%48.6%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female47.9%52.1%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherford County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All103,5622.7665.4
Married53,8073.3381
Non Family31,6871.4648.3
Female13,0673.2947.9
Male5,0013.451.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rutherford County, Tennessee Households

Rutherford County, Tennessee Education

Rutherford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,8683.27%
9th to 12th Grade10,6985.96%
High School Graduate54,18030.19%
Some College41,16322.94%
Associates Degree13,2927.41%
Bachelors Degree38,28121.33%
Graduate Degree15,9718.90%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White138,869129,54244,304
Black22,30019,9795,990
Hispanic10,0886,3291,386
Asian5,5294,6121,641
Multiple Races2,4192,220835
Other Race1,5051,066101
Native American671444115
Islander595942

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 71.19%.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,634$42,782$32,457
Less Than High School$23,930$27,497$20,293
High School Grad$31,866$36,072$25,746
Some College$36,189$42,070$30,821
Bachelors Degree$46,642$57,173$40,233
Graduate Degree$55,900$70,279$50,061

$37,634

Average Earnings

$42,782

Average Male

$32,457

Average Female

Rutherford County, Tennessee Language

Rutherford County, Tennessee Language by Age

Rutherford County, Tennessee Language

90.02% of Rutherford County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 9.98% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% of the population.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White209,83820,2199.64%
Black37,9417,80320.57%
Hispanic20,5884,91823.89%
Multiple8,2701,82222.03%
Asian8,5411,30715.30%
Other2,52754121.41%
Native1,03124423.67%
Islander1003636.00%

12.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, Tennessee is Islander, with 36.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, Tennessee is White, with 9.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.23%.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.09%
High School10.34%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.94%
Male Unemployed28.03%
Female Employed8.02%
Male Employed7.19%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Income

Rutherford County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,032$72,007
Families$70,168$83,346
Married Families$80,204$94,701
Non Families$35,917$43,216

Rutherford County, Tennessee Marital Status

Rutherford County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Rutherford County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by War

18,889

Number of Veterans

17,235

Male Veterans

1,654

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,126
First Gulf War4,914
Second Gulf War3,985
Korea1,231
World War II574

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,252
65 to 744,092
55 to 643,557
75+2,629
18 to 342,359

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,2329.26%
Black2,2127.68%
Hispanic3352.65%
2 or More2366.14%
Asian1292.01%
Indian557.71%
Other251.46%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

6.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment Status

Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment by Age

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rutherford County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Murfreesboro1090951319472285220.95%
Smyrna 4035748596823920.42%
La Vergne325973507124747.59%
Eagleville6026636110.13%
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