Rutherfordton, North Carolina Population 2020

4,120

Rutherfordton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,120, it is the 167th largest city in North Carolina and the 5312th largest city in the United States. Rutherfordton is currently growing at a rate of 0.76% annually but its population has decreased by -2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,213 in 2010. Rutherfordton reached it's highest population of 4,147 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Rutherfordton has a population density of 1,000 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rutherfordton is $55,176 with a poverty rate of 15.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $114,800. The median age in Rutherfordton is 53.1 years, 43.1 years for males, and 55.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 68.3 males.

Rutherfordton Demographics

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

  • White: 89.47%
  • Black or African American: 4.80%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 1.58%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rutherfordton, North Carolina is 4,120, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,058.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,213.

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,61889.47%
Black or African American1944.80%
Two or More Races1363.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native641.58%
Some Other Race320.79%

Rutherfordton Population Pyramid 2020

Rutherfordton Median Age

53.1


Total

43.1


Male

55.5


Female

Rutherfordton Adults

There are 3,378 adults, (1,175 of whom are seniors) in Rutherfordton.

Rutherfordton Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

53.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherfordton Sex Ratio

Female

2,403

59.42%

Male

1,641

40.58%

Rutherfordton Households and Families

Rutherfordton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rutherfordton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All55.5%44.5%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male37%63%
Female23.3%76.7%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9961.8655.5
Non Family1,1541.1448.2
Married6052.7381.5
Female2102.9423.3
Male274.2637

2.79

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rutherfordton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1996.10%
9th to 12th Grade1695.18%
High School Graduate75823.23%
Some College78223.97%
Associates Degree33810.36%
Bachelors Degree66420.35%
Graduate Degree35310.82%

Rutherfordton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9452,631938
Black18513179
Native American6464
Hispanic3737
Multiple Races3232
Other Race3232

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 42.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,318$36,862$25,941
Less Than High School$6,346$6,122$
High School Grad$26,309$$26,836
Some College$30,909$40,435$22,885
Bachelors Degree$41,139$52,667$
Graduate Degree$41,806$$40,451

$31,318

Average Earnings

$36,862

Average Male

$25,941

Average Female

Rutherfordton Language

Rutherfordton Language by Age

Rutherfordton Language

99.25% of Rutherfordton residents speak only English, while 0.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Rutherfordton Poverty

Rutherfordton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,42240311.78%
Multiple136136100.00%
Black1664124.70%

15.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.59%

Male Poverty Rate

19.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherfordton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherfordton is White, with 11.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.11%
Some College14.11%
High School10.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.76%
Female Unemployed26.32%
Female Employed12.19%
Male Employed3.11%

Rutherfordton Income

Rutherfordton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,346$55,176
Families$63,158$75,617
Married Families$85,150-
Non Families$29,545$38,858

Rutherfordton Marital Status

Rutherfordton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherfordton Married by Age and Sex

Rutherfordton 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 35-44.

Rutherfordton Marital Status by Race

Rutherfordton Veterans

331

Number of Veterans

304

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam165
Korea59
First Gulf War54
Second Gulf War54
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74139
35 to 5475
75+59
55 to 6458
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2789.10%
Hispanic3258.18%
Other32100.00%
Black2110.82%

$Rutherfordton Veterans by Education

6.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherfordton Employment Status

50%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

13.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherfordton 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

58.85%

Born in North Carolina

98.59%

Native Born

1.41%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.59% of Rutherfordton residents were born in the United States, with 58.85% having been born in North Carolina. 0.45% 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
20204,120310.76%
20194,089310.76%
20184,058100.25%
20174,048310.77%
20164,017-29-0.72%
20154,046-25-0.61%
20144,071-3-0.07%
20134,074-45-1.09%
20124,119-18-0.44%
20114,137-10-0.24%
20104,147160.04%
20004,1315141.34%
19903,6171830.52%
19803,4341890.57%
19703,245-147-0.44%
19603,3922460.76%
19503,1460.00%