Murfreesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

2,957

Murfreesboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,957, it is the 211th largest city in North Carolina and the 6284th largest city in the United States. Murfreesboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.43% annually but its population has increased by 4.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,835 in 2010. Murfreesboro reached it's highest population of 3,118 in 2016. Spanning over 2 miles, Murfreesboro has a population density of 1,321 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murfreesboro is $51,952 with a poverty rate of 26.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $610 per month, and the median house value is $131,800. The median age in Murfreesboro is 28.7 years, 22.3 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Murfreesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murfreesboro was:

  • Black or African American: 52.26%
  • White: 44.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Murfreesboro, North Carolina is 2,957, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,043.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,835.

Murfreesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,60452.26%
White1,35844.25%
Two or More Races983.19%
Asian90.29%

Murfreesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Murfreesboro Median Age

28.7


Total

22.3


Male

35.2


Female

Murfreesboro Adults

There are 2,526 adults, (460 of whom are seniors) in Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Age Dependency

48.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Murfreesboro Sex Ratio

Female

1,616

52.66%

Male

1,453

47.34%

Murfreesboro Households and Families

Murfreesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Murfreesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married71.9%28.1%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family36.3%63.8%
Female25.7%74.3%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0442.2549.2
Married4023.0371.9
Non Family4001.0536.3
Female2182.9725.7
Male242.96100

2.99

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Murfreesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade764.67%
9th to 12th Grade18911.62%
High School Graduate32519.98%
Some College45828.15%
Associates Degree17110.51%
Bachelors Degree21613.28%
Graduate Degree19211.80%

Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White867810317
Black71751891
Multiple Races2424
Hispanic1010
Asian9

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,065$45,750$23,654
Less Than High School$$13,929$
High School Grad$24,803$36,667$18,281
Some College$25,690$43,438$18,992
Bachelors Degree$36,036$45,208$35,259
Graduate Degree$54,052$62,857$52,763

$33,065

Average Earnings

$45,750

Average Male

$23,654

Average Female

Murfreesboro Language

Murfreesboro Language by Age

Murfreesboro Language

95.22% of Murfreesboro residents speak only English, while 4.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.50% of the population.

Murfreesboro Poverty

Murfreesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,13549143.26%
White1,117877.79%
Multiple602440.00%
Hispanic681014.71%
Asian99100.00%

26.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.91%

Male Poverty Rate

33.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murfreesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murfreesboro is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murfreesboro is White, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.77%
High School20.62%
Some College17.42%
Bachelors or Greater2.45%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed84.75%
Male Unemployed80.00%
Female Employed22.61%
Male Employed2.27%

Murfreesboro Income

Murfreesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,250$51,952
Families$51,023$65,594
Married Families$78,636-
Non Families$19,643$29,904

Murfreesboro Marital Status

Murfreesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Murfreesboro Married by Age and Sex

Murfreesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Murfreesboro Marital Status by Race

Murfreesboro Veterans

218

Number of Veterans

181

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War91
Second Gulf War70
Vietnam31
Korea28
World War II7
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5486
55 to 6460
75+49
18 to 3416
65 to 747
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1098.18%
White978.58%
2 or More1221.82%

$Murfreesboro Veterans by Education

8.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murfreesboro Employment Status

48.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

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

61.42%

Born in North Carolina

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.84% of Murfreesboro residents were born in the United States, with 61.42% having been born in North Carolina. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,957-43-1.43%
20193,000-43-1.41%
20183,043-32-1.04%
20173,075-43-1.38%
20163,118331.07%
20153,085170.55%
20143,0681284.35%
20132,940250.86%
20122,915301.04%
20112,885642.27%
20102,8210.00%