Rutherfordton, North Carolina Population 2021

4,107
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Rutherfordton is a city located in Rutherford County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,107, it is the 170th largest city in North Carolina and the 5328th largest city in the United States . Rutherfordton is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually but its population has decreased by -2.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,213 in 2010. Rutherfordton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Rutherfordton has a population density of 997 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rutherfordton is $60,879 with a poverty rate of 14.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $783 per month, and the median house value is $124,000. The median age in Rutherfordton is 49.9 years, 41.6 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

Rutherfordton Demographics

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

  • White: 89.96%
  • Black or African American: 4.32%
  • Two or more races: 4.10%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Rutherfordton, North Carolina is 4,107 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,087.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,213.

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,66489.96%
Black or African American1764.32%
Two or More Races1674.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native661.62%
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Rutherfordton Population by Race

Rutherfordton Population Pyramid $2021

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Rutherfordton Median Age

49.9


Total

41.6


Male

55.6


Female

Rutherfordton Adults

There are 3,397 adults, (1,194 of whom are seniors) in Rutherfordton.

Rutherfordton Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

54.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherfordton Sex Ratio

Female

2,344

57.55%

Male

1,729

42.45%

Rutherfordton Population by Age

Rutherfordton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rutherfordton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female37.6%62.4%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
All54.2%45.8%
Male69.9%30.1%
Married72.3%27.7%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherfordton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8821.9854.2
Non Family9891.244.4
Married5922.8872.3
Female1782.5537.6
Male1233.0769.9

2.78

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

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Rutherfordton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1594.83%
9th to 12th Grade1394.22%
High School Graduate82825.16%
Some College84125.55%
Associates Degree2176.59%
Bachelors Degree75723.00%
Graduate Degree35010.64%
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Rutherfordton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rutherfordton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9992,7591,039
Black16611343
Native American6661
2+ Races555525
Hispanic303025

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 83.33%.

Rutherfordton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,506$37,193$30,368
Less Than 9th Grade$5,729$5,833$
High School Graduate$26,000$24,222$26,827
Some College$36,483$43,510$30,882
Bachelors Degree$47,083$74,391$42,759
Graduate Degree$42,273$66,029$40,303

$35,506

Average Earnings

$37,193

Average Male

$30,368

Average Female

Rutherfordton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rutherfordton Language by Age

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Rutherfordton Language

93.74% of Rutherfordton residents speak only English, while 6.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Rutherfordton Language

Rutherfordton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,44740611.78%
Multiple16710562.87%
Black1273628.35%

14.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.16%

Male Poverty Rate

18.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherfordton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherfordton is Multiple, with 62.87% 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 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.66%.

Rutherfordton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.66%
Some College20.86%
Bachelors or Greater11.62%
High School5.65%

Rutherfordton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed13.06%
Male Unemployed6.25%
Male Employed2.36%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Rutherfordton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rutherfordton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,175$60,879
Families$61,505$84,352
Married Families$92,847-
Non Families$21,383$38,320
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Income by Household Type

Rutherfordton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherfordton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Rutherfordton Marital Status

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292

Number of Veterans

268

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam191
First Gulf War50
Second Gulf War50
Korea23
World War II

Rutherfordton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74158
35 to 5467
75+40
55 to 6427
18 to 34

Rutherfordton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2758.87%
Black179.66%

Rutherfordton Veterans by Race

Rutherfordton Veterans by Education

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5.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherfordton Veterans by Education

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46.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.6%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherfordton Employment by Age

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Rutherfordton Employment by Race

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Rutherfordton 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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58.63%

Born in Rutherfordton

96.37%

Native Born

3.63%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

2.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.37% of Rutherfordton residents were born in the United States, with 58.63% having been born in North Carolina. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rutherfordton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,107100.24%
20204,097100.24%
20194,087100.25%
20184,077-2-0.05%
20174,079300.74%
20164,049-29-0.71%
20154,078-26-0.63%
20144,104-4-0.10%
20134,108-45-1.08%
20124,153-20-0.48%
20114,173-10-0.24%
20104,183520.13%
20004,1315141.34%
19903,6171830.52%
19803,4341890.57%
19703,245-147-0.44%
19603,3922460.76%
19503,1460.00%

Rutherfordton Population by Year