Rutherford College, North Carolina Population 2024

1,217

Rutherford College is a city located in Alexander County, Burke County, Caldwell County, and Catawba County North Carolina. Rutherford College has a 2024 population of 1,217. Rutherford College is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by 0% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,217 in 2020.

The average household income in Rutherford College is $68,830 with a poverty rate of 11.35%. The median age in Rutherford College is 52.1 years: 43.2 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

Rutherford College Demographics

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

  • White: 92.58%
  • Asian: 3.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.95%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
529.70/sq mi
The current population of Rutherford College, North Carolina is 1,217 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,217.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,03692.58%
Asian363.22%
Two or more races332.95%
Other race141.25%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rutherford College Population by Race

Rutherford College Population Pyramid 2024

Rutherford College Median Age

52.1

Total

43.2

Male

58.4

Female

Rutherford College Adults

There are 943 adults, (288 of whom are seniors) in Rutherford College.

Rutherford College Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

44

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford College Sex Ratio

Female54648.79%
Male57351.21%

Rutherford College Population by Age

Rutherford College Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5222.1471.128.9
Married2352.6178.721.3
Non Family1691.0943.856.2
Male612.7595.14.9
Female572.794.75.3

2.52

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rutherford College Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade698.07%
Associates Degree10912.75%
Bachelors Degree17520.47%
Graduate Degree607.02%
High School Graduate26330.76%
Less Than 9th Grade313.63%
Some College14817.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rutherford College Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rutherford College Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White789721224
Hispanic37203
2+ Races28139
Asian772
Other Race660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.14%.

Rutherford College Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,795$59,886$49,125
Graduate Degree$0$98,281$0
High School Graduate$41,964$42,188$0
Less Than 9th Grade$26,438$26,000$0
Overall$48,000$59,250$40,417
Some College$52,955$75,476$32,167

$48,000

Average Earnings

$59,250

Average Male

$40,417

Average Female

Rutherford College Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rutherford College Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rutherford College Language

95.48% of Rutherford College residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.58% of the population.

Rutherford College Language

Rutherford College Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,00111111.09%
Hispanic551629.09%
Other14428.57%

11.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.38%

Male Poverty Rate

14.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford College

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford College is Hispanic, with 29.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford College is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.44%.

Rutherford College Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25%
High School11.03%
Bachelors or Greater8.51%
Some College4.67%

Rutherford College Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed71.43%
Female Employed10.1%
Male Employed3.19%
Female Unemployed0%

Rutherford College Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rutherford College Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$73,203$83,930
Households$57,500$68,830
Married Families$73,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,250$27,248

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rutherford College Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford College Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rutherford College Marriage

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

Rutherford College Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rutherford College Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

73

Number of Veterans

63

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam26
First Gulf War24
Second Gulf War11
Korea0
World War II0

Rutherford College Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6429
35 to 5424
65 to 7414
75+6
18 to 340

Rutherford College Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White677.47%
Other Race436.36%
Hispanic49.52%
2+ Races27.14%

Rutherford College Veterans by Race

Rutherford College Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford College Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford College Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rutherford College Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rutherford College Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.37%

Born in Rutherford College

96.96%

Native Born

3.04%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.96% of Rutherford College residents were born in the United States, with 73.37% having been born in North Carolina. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rutherford College Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,21700%
20281,21700%
20271,21700%
20261,21700%
20251,21700%
20241,21700%
20231,21740.33%
20221,213-4-0.33%
20211,21700%
20201,217-83-6.38%
20191,30020.15%
20181,298-1-0.08%
20171,29940.31%
20161,29510.08%
20151,29430.23%
20141,291-3-0.23%
20131,294-8-0.61%
20121,302-10-0.76%
20111,31200%
20101,31200%

Rutherford College Population by Year