Rutherford County, North Carolina Population 2020

Rutherford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 67,342 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County, North Carolina is the 41st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202067,3422580.38%
201967,0842580.39%
201866,8262580.39%
201766,5682570.39%
201666,311-77-0.12%
201566,388-179-0.27%
201466,567-281-0.42%
201366,848-366-0.54%
201267,214-194-0.29%
201167,408-329-0.49%
201067,73710,81919.01%
199056,9183,1315.82%
198053,7876,45013.63%
197047,3372,2464.98%
196045,091-1,265-2.73%
195046,3567791.71%
194045,5775,12512.67%
193040,4529,02628.72%
192031,4263,04110.71%
191028,3853,28413.08%
190025,1016,33133.73%
189018,7703,57223.50%
188015,1982,07715.83%
187013,1211,54813.38%
186011,573-1,977-14.59%
185013,550-5,652-29.43%
184019,2021,6459.37%
183017,5572,20614.37%
182015,3512,14916.28%
181013,2022,44922.78%
180010,7532,94537.72%
17907,8080.00%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,41086.29%
Black or African American6,4559.70%
Two or More Races1,1891.79%
Some Other Race8341.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native3380.51%
Asian2930.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Rutherford County, North Carolina Median Age

44.7


Total

43.4


Male

46.3


Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 52,555 adults, (13,755 of whom are seniors) in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,274

51.52%

Male

32,258

48.48%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households and Families

Rutherford County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rutherford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All71.3%28.7%
Non Family62.7%37.3%
Male60.8%39.2%
Female51.3%48.7%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,3452.4871.3
Married12,1703.1384.8
Non Family9,3811.1562.7
Female3,4593.3951.3
Male1,3353.5260.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rutherford County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4505.17%
9th to 12th Grade5,79512.22%
High School Graduate15,14231.93%
Some College10,43422.00%
Associates Degree5,41011.41%
Bachelors Degree5,50611.61%
Graduate Degree2,6875.67%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White41,06234,1947,654
Black4,3673,583243
Hispanic1,4511,042271
Other Race40023436
Native American2241902
Multiple Races2191395
Asian1579123
Islander139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 84.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 18.68%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,984$33,417$26,937
Less Than High School$22,858$24,409$12,796
High School Grad$29,517$32,985$22,040
Some College$30,166$34,043$25,600
Bachelors Degree$40,313$46,250$37,159
Graduate Degree$52,557$65,302$47,939

$30,984

Average Earnings

$33,417

Average Male

$26,937

Average Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

95.71% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.10% of the population.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,6108,88216.26%
Black6,2641,81328.94%
Hispanic2,79358020.77%
Multiple1,14636531.85%
Other82026332.07%
Asian2937124.23%
Native273207.33%

17.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.33%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Other, with 32.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Native, with 7.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.50%
High School17.53%
Some College13.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.83%
Male Unemployed39.34%
Female Employed12.98%
Male Employed5.32%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,347$54,078
Families$51,357$65,814
Married Families$62,906-
Non Families$21,404$31,055

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans

4,064

Number of Veterans

3,910

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,709
First Gulf War573
Korea442
Second Gulf War426
World War II102
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,522
75+950
55 to 64794
35 to 54631
18 to 34167
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7938.23%
Black1713.31%
Hispanic442.62%
Indian3914.94%
Other368.93%
2 or More133.65%
Asian126.49%

$Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment Status

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina 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

70.77%

Born in North Carolina

97.55%

Native Born

2.45%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.55% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.77% having been born in North Carolina. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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