Rutherford County, North Carolina Population 2021

Rutherford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 67,537 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 42nd largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 67,740 and has seen a growth of -0.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202167,5372540.38%
202067,2832540.38%
201967,0292540.38%
201866,7752460.37%
201766,5292430.37%
201666,286-89-0.13%
201566,375-186-0.28%
201466,561-286-0.43%
201366,847-368-0.55%
201267,215-201-0.30%
201167,416-324-0.48%
201067,74010,82219.01%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.38% (254)
County Website
Founded
1779
County Seat
2010 Population
67,740
Growth Since 2010
-0.30% (-203)
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,79086.77%
Black or African American6,3559.54%
Two or More Races1,3081.96%
Some Other Race5500.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native2980.45%
Asian2820.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.02%
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Population by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Median Age

45


Total

43.5


Male

46.9


Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 52,805 adults, (14,083 of whom are seniors) in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,234

51.40%

Male

32,365

48.60%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female54.8%45.2%
Male56.6%43.4%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
All71.5%28.5%
Married86.3%13.7%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6832.4571.5
Married12,1713.0886.3
Non Family9,7151.1961.1
Female3,2783.354.8
Male1,5193.656.6

3.06

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0924.37%
9th to 12th Grade5,64311.79%
High School Graduate15,55432.49%
Some College10,69822.35%
Associates Degree5,34711.17%
Bachelors Degree5,82612.17%
Graduate Degree2,7095.66%
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White41,18334,8237,917
Black4,5903,908308
Hispanic1,440920245
2+ Races34627671
Other Race29216535
Native American1951572
Asian19113226
Islander1610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 20.52%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,619$35,493$27,588
Less Than 9th Grade$25,264$26,628$19,609
High School Graduate$28,148$33,866$21,486
Some College$30,746$36,644$26,558
Bachelors Degree$43,250$52,168$39,819
Graduate Degree$55,227$68,058$52,799

$31,619

Average Earnings

$35,493

Average Male

$27,588

Average Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

95.03% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.71% of the population.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,6008,81816.15%
Black6,1332,07833.88%
Hispanic2,91745015.43%
Multiple1,26829423.19%
Asian2826021.28%
Native240125.00%

17.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.29%

Male Poverty Rate

20.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Black, with 33.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.51%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.12%
High School17.41%
Some College15.02%
Bachelors or Greater6.22%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.54%
Male Unemployed32.45%
Female Employed12.52%
Male Employed5.19%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,608$57,564
Families$53,754$70,197
Married Families$64,384$81,019
Non Families$21,749$33,134
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Income by Household Type

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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4,087

Number of Veterans

3,868

Male Veterans

219

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,806
First Gulf War680
Second Gulf War426
Korea332
World War II130

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,633
75+931
55 to 64745
35 to 54641
18 to 34137

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7758.14%
Black2444.78%
Native American4117.52%
Hispanic301.70%
2+ Races163.14%
Other Race113.70%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Rutherford County, North Carolina 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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70.03%

Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina

97.26%

Native Born

2.74%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.26% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.03% having been born in North Carolina. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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