Murfreesboro, Tennessee Population 2022

163,274
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Murfreesboro is a city located in Rutherford County Tennessee. Murfreesboro has a 2020 population of 163,274. It is also the county seat of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro is currently growing at a rate of 3.46% annually and its population has increased by 49.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 109,572 in 2010.

The average household income in Murfreesboro is $80,344 with a poverty rate of 13.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,095 per month, and the median house value is $257,500. The median age in Murfreesboro is 30.4 years, 29.4 years for males, and 31.3 years for females.

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.

Population Growth in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro has seen its population grow at a rapid rate throughout its history. By 1950, more than 13,000 residents were 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.

Murfreesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murfreesborowas:

  • White: 71.12%
  • Black or African American: 19.10%
  • Two or more races: 4.87%
  • Asian: 3.38%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murfreesboro, Tennessee is 163,274 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 163,274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 109,572.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20101,650,8300.00%
20111,674,53023,7001.42%
20121,703,61029,0801.71%
20131,735,01031,4001.81%
20141,768,35033,3401.89%
20151,804,67036,3202.01%
20161,841,29036,6201.99%
20171,874,52033,2301.77%
20181,904,73030,2101.59%
20191,934,32029,5901.53%
20201,963,91029,5901.51%
20211,993,50029,5901.48%

Murfreesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White100,78271.12%
Black or African American27,06419.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2330.16%
Asian4,7953.38%
Some Other Race1,9301.36%
Two or More Races6,9004.87%
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Murfreesboro Population by Race

Murfreesboro Population Pyramid 2022

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Murfreesboro Median Age

30.6


Total

29.4


Male

31.6


Female

Murfreesboro Adults

There are 108,721 adults, (13,096 of whom are seniors) in Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Murfreesboro Sex Ratio

Female

72,813

51.38%

Male

68,891

48.62%

Murfreesboro Population by Age

Murfreesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murfreesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All51.9%48.1%
Male36.7%63.3%
Female33.9%66.1%
Non Family33.5%66.5%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murfreesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,2522.6351.9
Married23,5863.2773.8
Male2,4193.236.7
Female6,9013.1833.9
Non Family19,3461.5933.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Murfreesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9842.33%
9th to 12th Grade3,6974.35%
High School Graduate18,59321.88%
Some College20,17123.74%
Associates Degree7,1408.40%
Bachelors Degree22,37426.33%
Graduate Degree11,01812.97%
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Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,0462,8541,611
2+ Races2,2232,1261,031
Native American826634
White59,53856,85824,051
Black15,21714,1635,738
Hispanic5,7334,0361,196
Other Race1,207886218

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.89%.

Murfreesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,974$47,635$36,272
Less Than 9th Grade$27,295$35,009$21,551
High School Graduate$35,160$40,378$26,649
Some College$36,752$43,554$31,355
Bachelors Degree$47,720$59,124$41,199
Graduate Degree$57,832$70,342$52,390

$40,974

Average Earnings

$47,635

Average Male

$36,272

Average Female

Murfreesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murfreesboro Language by Age

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Murfreesboro Language

89.68% of Murfreesboro residents speak only English, while 10.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.11% of the population.

Murfreesboro Language

Murfreesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,7482,37722.12%
Black25,6014,25016.60%
Multiple6,7401,06515.80%
Asian4,72558812.44%
White90,7819,63510.61%
Other247NaN%

13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.28%

Male Poverty Rate

13.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murfreesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murfreesboro is Hispanic, with 22.12% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.67%.

Murfreesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.68%
High School10.83%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater5.50%

Murfreesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.60%
Male Unemployed25.02%
Female Employed9.19%
Female Unemployed43.79%

Murfreesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murfreesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,683$82,529
Families$79,246$99,401
Married Families$98,057-
Non Families$40,495$50,900
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Income by Household Type

Murfreesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Murfreesboro Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Murfreesboro Marital Status by Race

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Murfreesboro Marital Status

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6,805

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,006
First Gulf War1,756
Vietnam1,969
Korea288
World War II127

Murfreesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,010
35 to 542,307
55 to 641,183
65 to 741,492
75+813

Murfreesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,6377.16%
Black8924.29%
Asian972.62%
2+ Races1795.17%
Hispanic3594.98%

Murfreesboro Veterans by Race

Murfreesboro Veterans by Education

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2.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murfreesboro Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Murfreesboro Employment by Age

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Murfreesboro Employment by Race

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Murfreesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.57%

Born in Murfreesboro

93.52%

Native Born

6.48%

Foreign Born

3.80%

Non Citizen

2.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.52% of Murfreesboro residents were born in the United States, with 52.57% having been born in Tennessee. 3.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Murfreesboro Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18602,8610.00%
18703,5026412.04%
18803,8002980.82%
18903,739-61-0.16%
19003,9992600.67%
19104,6796801.58%
19205,3676881.38%
19307,9932,6264.06%
19409,4951,5021.74%
195013,0523,5573.23%
196018,9915,9393.82%
197026,3607,3693.33%
198032,8456,4852.22%
199044,92212,0773.18%
200068,81623,8944.36%
2010109,57240,7564.76%
2011111,9012,3292.13%
2012114,1412,2402.00%
2013117,0422,9012.54%
2014120,8083,7663.22%
2015125,9585,1504.26%
2016131,4095,4514.33%
2017136,2174,8083.66%
2018141,4425,2253.84%
2019146,9005,4583.86%
2020152,3585,4583.72%
2021157,8165,4583.58%
2022163,2745,4583.46%

Murfreesboro Population by Year